Michigan Freedom Trail Commission

In 1998, Public Act 409 established the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission and directed it to preserve, protect and promote the legacy of the Freedom Trail in Michigan. This heritage of the Underground Railroad and the antislavery movement in Michigan is as rich and multifaceted as our state's heritage of the Great Lakes, the automobile and lighthouses.
 
 
Statute
 
Contact Information
Sheri Giffin
Michigan Freedom Trail Commission
P.O. Box 30740
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-2591
Email: Giffins@michigan.gov
  
Members
 
Roy Eugene Finkenbine, Livonia
Represents individuals knowledgeable in historic preservation
Term ends 2/1/21
 
Amanda Campbell, Oscoda
Member at large
Term ends 2/1/21
 
Michael Nassaney, Kalamazoo
Member of academic community knowledgeable in African American history
Term ends 2/1/21
 
Donna Odom, Kalamazoo
Civil Rights Activist
Term ends 2/1/21
 
Neil A. Barclay, Detroit
Represents the Museum of African American history in Detroit
Term ends 2/1/23
 
Angela Dillard, Ann Arbor
Member of academic community knowledgeable in African American history
Term ends 2/1/23
 
Diedra Mayweather, Grand Rapids
Member at large
Term ends 2/1/23
 
Jason Young, Ann Arbor
Member of academic community knowledgeable in African American history
Term ends 2/1/24
 
Vivian Ritter, Battle Creek
Represents a local community in which the Underground Railroad had presence
Term ends 2/1/24