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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Freedom Trail Commission

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Ronald Brown, of Ypsilanti, and Juanita Moore, of Detroit, to the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission.

Established in 1998, the commission is charged with preserving and promoting the legacy of the Underground Railroad's Freedom Trail in Michigan.

"These board members have done great work to preserve one of Michigan’s historical treasures and I thank them for their continued service," said Snyder.

Brown is an associate professor of political science at Wayne State University, where he has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience. He also taught at Eastern Michigan University. Brown earned degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Michigan. He represents the academic community.

Moore is president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and has more than 30 years of experience working in museums. She was previously with the American Jazz Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University. She continues to represent the Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Feb. 1, 2019. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.