Members of the Commission
The Commission consists of thirteen members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for terms of 4 years each. Appointees represent the entire Maryland community and are required to have a knowledge of African American culture and history, to be sensitive to the problems of minority communities, and to be connected with agencies working to integrate minority history and culture into the history of Maryland and our American culture. The Commissioners elect annually a chairman and vice-chairman from among the members of the Commission.
Commissioners currently include:
Theodore H. Mack, Chairman, (2007-2011; 2011-2015)
Lyndra Marshall (nee Pratt), Vice Chair, (2011-2013)
Denise A. Barnes (2011-2015)
Lynn G. Bowman (2011-2014)
Kelsey Bush (2009-2013)
Dr. Charles M. Christian, (2009-2013)
William A. Coates (2011-2013)
Donna Cypress (2012-2016)
Rev. Dr. Tamara D. England (2011-2015)
Najah Duvall-Gabriel, (2011-2015)
Dale Glenwood Green, (2011-2015)
Michael G. Kent, (2011-2014)
Michael G. Miller, (2009-2013)
Barbara J. Mobarak, (2011-2013)
Sharon E. Parker (2011-2014)
Evan Richardson, (2008-2012; 2012-2016)
Dr. Clara Small, (2011-2014)
Public Meeting Schedule
Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Public Meeting
Monday, 3 December 2014
Open to the public.
Registration is encouraged but not required. To register or to be added to the agenda, contact LeRonn Herbert at 410.216.6187 or email@example.com.
The Governor's Commission on African American History and Culture is honored to present our 2011 Annual Report. The report highlights the Commission's vigorous workplan which has focused on workforce, business, and community development.
To view the 2011 report click here.
What is the MCAAHC?
The Commission serves as the statewide clearinghouse for preserving evidence of and documenting the African-American experience in Maryland. It specializes in research assistance and collection of historical materials – art objects, memorabilia, manuscripts, photographs, and other articles of significance to African-American history and culture. For the community at large and the educational systems and institutions within the State, the Commission provides exhibits, programs and resource materials. The Commission also participates in a continuing statewide survey to locate and identify sites, buildings and communities of historical and cultural importance to the African-American experience in Maryland.
Specifically, the mission of the MCAAHC is to:
- Cultivate, present, interpret and promote the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Maryland through museum collections, exhibitions, commemorations, educational programs, publications, research and public participation;
- Serve as a clearinghouse for information and insights about African Americans in Maryland and the nation through collaboration with other public, educational, Corporate and Maryland based institutions on strategies for promoting African American history and culture;
- Discover, preserve, collect and catalog African American historical materials and artifacts and establish, manage and coordinate museums and other appropriate facilities for the promotion of African American history and culture; and
- Disseminate and integrate African American historical and cultural materials into the mainstream of Maryland life and education as a method of fostering constructive social change through better racial understanding.
For More Information
For more information about the work of the Commission, contact Executive Director Dr. Joni Jones at 410-216-6180. The Commission may also be reached c/o Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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