African American Heritage Commission staff and commissioners, with First Lady Kristin Cooper and Justice Michael Morgan

Pictured: (back row, l-r) Charles Evans, Lavonda Daniels, Rev. Pierre Crawford, Chief Deputy Secretary Reid Wilson, Justice Michael Morgan, Edward C. Robinson (front row, l-r) Angela Thorpe, Sylvia West, Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson), Deloris Rhodes, Dr. Tamara Holmes-Brothers, First Lady Kristin Cooper, Michelle Lanier, Marvin Arrington 

African American Heritage Commissioners

Commissioners are appointed to the NC African American Heritage Commission by the Governor and the General Assembly for three year terms.

Current Commissioners 

Listed in alphabetical order

  • Marvin Arrington (Pitt County)
  • Latoya Coffield-Howell (Washington County)
  • Rev. Pierre Crawford (Washington County)
  • Lavonda Daniels (Wake County)
  • Dr. Gail Hayes (Alamance County)
  • Vice-Chair: Tamara Holmes-Brothers, Ph.D. (Cumberland County)
  • Chair: Valerie Ann Johnson, Ph.D. (Granville County)
  • Deloris Rhodes (New Hanover County)
  • Edward C. Robinson (Durham County)
  • Mark Robinson (Guilford County)