National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Robin Snyder as the superintendent of Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy. Snyder also will remain superintendent of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where she has worked since 2015.
“The decision to place both Appomattox Court House and Booker T. Washington under a single superintendent allows for greater resource sharing and increased flexibility for both units,” said Vietzke. “It also provides opportunities for collaborative programming focused on the theme of Civil War to civil rights.”
“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of two sites that tell our collective American story,” said Snyder. “In his autobiography, Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington describes in his own words the symbolic end of our country’s bitter civil war at Appomattox and the moment he and his family found they were free. I am excited to work with the dedicated employees and volunteers at Booker T. Washington National Monument to share the stories and lessons of Washington’s life and legacy.”
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