Appointment of Three Members of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission

July 16, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission for terms expiring January 18, 1990:

Bettye Collier-Thomas, of the District of Columbia. This is a reappointment. Dr. Collier-Thomas is currently the director of the Bethune Museum-Archives, Inc. She graduated from Allen University (B.A., 1963), Atlanta University (M.A., 1966), and George Washington University (Ph.D., 1974). Dr. Collier-Thomas was born February 18, 1941, in Macon, GA.

Portia A. Scott, of Georgia. This is a reappointment. Ms. Scott is currently the formal assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Daily World. She graduated from Howard University (B.A., 1964) and Atlanta University (M.A., 1972). Ms. Scott was born June 9, 1943, in Atlanta, GA.

Claudia T. Weicker, of Connecticut. She would succeed Walter G. Sellers. Mrs. Weicker is currently president of CTW Ltd. She graduated from Marymount College (B.A., 1968). Mrs. Weicker was born October 18, 1946, in Hartford, CT.