Tagged: Leader

1st indigenous leader of Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor resigns after 18 months

Sep. 10—Chris Newell, the first indigenous head of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, is resigning after only 18 months on the job.

Newell, a member of the Passamquoddy Tribe who was born and raised in Indian Township in Washington County, was named the head of the museum in February 2020. The mission of the museum, which was founded in Acadia National Park in 1926, is to preserve the art, culture and history of the Wabanaki tribes in Maine.

In a Friday statement recorded and posted on YouTube, Newell said the decision to resign from the post was difficult. He

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Congo Rising Sets Assassinated Leader Patrice Lumumba Film

U.S.-based production company Congo Rising is preparing “Patrice Lumumba,” a film on the life of the Congolese leader who was assassinated in 1961.

Lumumba, the leader of the Congolese National Movement party, was instrumental in securing Congo’s independence from Belgium and became the new republic’s first Prime Minister in 1960. However, after a a political struggle that involved the Belgian government, the U.N., Soviet Union and the U.S., Lumumba was deposed within a few months of his assuming power and was subsequently executed in 1961.

Lumumba was held in great esteem by top U.S. civil rights leaders as Dr. Martin

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