George L. Russell, Jr., Esq., Chair (chosen by Governor)
Appointed by Governor: Aris Tee Allen, Jr.; Nancy Brennan; Harold A. Carter, Ph.D.; Spencer R. Crew, Ph.D.; Samuel T. Daniels, Sr.; Vernon N. Dobson; Louis J. Grasmick; Carla D. Hayden, Ph.D.; Burney J. Hollis, Ph.D.; Susan M. Jones; Doris H. Ligon; Franklin M. Reid III, Ph.D.; Barbara Wells Sarudy; Walker S. Thomas, Ph.D.; Linda Pinder Wheatley.
Ex officio: James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D., Acting Secretary of Business & Economic Development; Patricia J. Payne, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Kurt L. Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore City.
Nikki Smith, Executive Director
c/o Division of Historical & Cultural Programs
Dept. of Housing & Community Development
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
The Governor established the Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission in August 1994 (Executive Order 01.01.1994.23). The sixteen-member Commission will plan construction, operation, and programming of the Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture. A State facility, the Museum is expected to open in the year 2000 at the corner of Pratt and President Streets in Baltimore. The Commission will secure government and private foundation funding for the project as well as community and technical support for its operation.
July 10, 1998
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