06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Updated Jan 18, 2017

Activist DeRay Mckesson To Join New Baltimore Schools Cabinet

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Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district's office of human capital.

Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday.

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