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Governor Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker
Governor, State of Massachusetts

Martin J. Walsh
Mayor, City of Boston

Robert Stanton
Former and first African American Director, National Park Service

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Catherine Allgor
President, Massachusetts Historical Society

Dr. Martin Blatt Civil War Historian; Professors, Northeastern University

Martin Blatt
Civil War Historian; Professor, Northeastern University

David Blight, Ph. D. Professor of American History, Yale University Director, Gilder Lehman Center; Award-winning Historian, Author

David Blight
Professor of American History, Yale University; Director, Gilder Lehman Center

Council President Andrea Campbell Boston City Council President

Andrea Campbell
Boston City Council President, District 4

Colin “Topper” Carew Director, Code Next; Visiting Scholar, MIT

Colin “Topper” Carew
Director, Code Next; Visiting Scholar, MIT

Drew Faust
Civil War Historian and President Emerita, Harvard University

Bernie Fulp President, GoBiz Inc.

Bernie Fulp
President, GoBiz, Inc.

Carol Fulp
President & CEO, The Partnership, Inc.

Henry Louis Gates
Professor & Director, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

David Hencke
U.S. Army (Ret.) Executive Officer, 54th Mass Volunteer Regiment

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University & Chair, Department of History, Harvard University

Karen Holmes Ward
Director of Public Affairs and Community Services WCVB-TV

Paula Johnson
President, Wellesley College

Rick Kendall
Superintendent, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Ted Landsmark
Professor and Director of Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University

Cheryl LaRoche
Department of American Studies, University of Maryland

Henry Lee
President Emeritus, Friends of the Public Garden

Brent Leggs
Director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, National Trust for Historic Places

David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize Recipient; Historian, Author, Narrator

Frank Moran
Representative and Chair, Massachusetts Black and Latino Political Caucus

Beverly Morgan-Welch
Associate Director, Board Relations and Special Initiatives, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lee Pelton
President, Emerson College

Colette Phillips
President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Harold I. Pratt,
Founder and Partner, Nichols and Pratt, LLP.

Byron Rushing
Massachusetts State Representative

Sarah-Ann Shaw
Retired WBZ-TV Reporter

Frank Smith
Founding Director, African American Civil War Museum

John Stauffer
Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Steve Tompkins
Suffolk County Sheriff

Liz Walker
Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church

Edith Walker
Descendant of John J. Smith, famed abolitionist and Massachusetts State Representative

Benny White
President, 54th Massachusetts Regiment, Company A

Linda Whitlock
Founder and Principal, The Whitlock Group

Mary Minturn Wood
Shaw descendant who donated Shaw’s sword to the Massachusetts Historical Society

Robert Wood
Shaw descendant who donated Shaw’s sword to the Massachusetts Historical Society

Steven Wright
Partner, Holland and Knight