Well that was short—Lacy Ward Jr. is out as executive director of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

Ward was hired in April to —as WGHP paraphrases Martin Luther King Jr.—-“rehabilitate the finances — and reputation — of a monument that reflects a moment.”

Guess he wasn’t pulling that off, although board members —notably Deena Hayes-Greene (also a member of the Guilford County school board) are remaining tight-lipped regarding the exact reason for Ward’s dismissal.