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Department of Housing & Community Develofment/343

a State permit or license (Code 1957, Art. 83B,
sees. 5-616 through 5-619).
The Council is comprised of seven members.
Three are appointed by the Governor. Of these, two
must have expertise in history, archaeology, or other
appropriate disciplines relating to historic preserva-
tion, and the third represents the public. Four mem-
bers serve ex officio: the Secretary of General
Services, the Secretary of Housing and Community
Development, the Secretary of Transportation, and
the Director of Planning. The Secretary of Housing
and Community Development is designated chair-


Vacancy, Chief

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 514-7600

Formed in 1989, the Office of Cultural and
Educational Services identifies, preserves, protects,
and enhances the State's intangible historical and
cultural resources and their structures and sites. The
Office develops educational programs to increase
public awareness and knowledge of historic preser-
vation and cultural conservation activities and prin-
ciples, and publishes materials to inform and
educate the general public, and preservation and
cultural organizations. Under the Office are three
units: Cultural Conservation, Outreach and Educa-
tion, and Publications.

The Cultural Conservation Unit is composed of
the Commission on Afro-American History and
Culture, the Maryland Ethnic Heritage Commis-
sion, the Commission on Indian Affairs, and the
Maryland Folklife Traditions and Customs Pro-
gram. The Unit is dedicated to the preservation of
the State's culturally diverse heritage. It provides
programs, consultant services, technical assistance,
and exhibition services to individuals and organiza-
tions engaged in culturally based preservation and
conservation activities.

The Outreach and Education Unit develops
conferences, workshops, seminars, lecture series,
commemorative activities, and special events to in-
crease public knowledge of traditional historic
preservation activities as well as those related to
cultural conservation or specific racial or ethnic

The Publications Unit provides editorial and
technical services for the development of Division
newsletters, directories, books, historic or ar-
chcological site inventories, brochures, conference
and workshop related material, as well as the
Division's annual report.

James E. Henson, Sr., Chairperson^ 1993

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent:
Mary B. Adams, 1991; Roland C. McConnell,
Ph.D., 1991; Ann J. P. Dearing, 1992; Josephine
R. Sloan, 1992; Spencer R. Crew, Ph.D., 1993;
Daphne Duval Harrison, Ed.D., 1993; Roscoe M.
Moore, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., 1994; Kenneth G.
Rodgers, 1994.

Vacancy, Executive Director

c/o Bannefcer-Douglass Museum
of Afro-American Life & History
84 Franklin St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-2893

The Commission on Afro-American History and
Culture originated in 1969 as the Maryland Com-
mission on Negro History and Culture (Chapter
435, Acts of 1969). In 1971, it was assigned to
Morgan State College by Executive Order. Under
the Department of Economic and Community
Development, the Commission was renamed in
1974 as the Commission on Afro-American and
Indian History and Culture (Chapter 386, Acts of
1974). The Commission received its present name
in 1976 (Chapter 120, Acts of 1976). It became
part of the Department of Housing and Com-
munity Development in 1987 (Chapter 311, Acts
The Commission serves as statewide coor-
dinator and clearinghouse for preserving and
documenting evidence of the black experience in
Maryland. It specializes in research assistance and
collecting historical materials—art objects,
memorabilia, manuscripts, photographs, and other
articles of significance to black history and culture.
For the community at large and the educational
systems and institutions within the State, the Com-
mission provides exhibits, programs, and resource
materials. The Commission also participates in a
continuing statewide survey to locate and identify
sites and buildings of historical and cultural sig-
nificance to the black experience in Maryland.
The State's annual official observance of the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in January is
planned and coordinated by the Commission. Any
available federal or private funds for the planning
and execution of commemorative and educational
activities in connection with that observance are
received and administered by the Commission. The
Commission also helps organize the annual Kunta
Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Festival held
during the last week of September in Annapolis.
The Commission's nine members are appointed
to four-year terms by the Governor with Senate
advice and consent. Subject to the approval of the
Secretary of Housing and Community Develop-


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