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The Commissioners

As mandated by law, the Commission is currently composed of members representing a variety of government agencies, non-profits and academic institutions. Commissioners serve a 3 year term set to expire June 30, 2022. The Commission submits an interim report after one year, and at the end of the term a final report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before certain dates.


Commissioners



Name Affiliation

David Fakunle, Ph.D., Chair

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

David Armenti

Maryland Center for History and Culture

Iris Leigh Barnes, Ph. D.

Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum

Simone Barrett, Ph.D.

Morgan State University

DeNeen L. Brown

The Washington Post (Public Member)

Charles L. Chavis, Jr., Ph.D., Vice-Chair

George Mason University (Public Member)

Damika Baker

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture

Nicholas Creary, Ph.D.

Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

Roger Davidson, Ph.D.

Bowie State University

Maya Davis

Maryland State Archives

Omar Eaton-Martinez

American Alliance of Museums
Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (Public Member)

Kirkland Hall, Sr. Ph.D.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Public Member)

Elizabeth Hughes

Maryland Historical Trust

Elgin Klugh, Ph.D.

Coppin State University

Gary Norman

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Carl Snowden

NAACP Maryland State Conference

Marshall Stevenson, Ph.D.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Tamara Wilson, D.Min.

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

Staff


Name Affiliation

Sonya Osei

Bowie State University

Kristin McFarlane

Maryland Attorney Generals Office

Zenita Hurley

Maryland Attorney Generals Office

Will Schwarz

Maryland Lynching Memorial Project