The Freedom Archives Board of Directors is supported by the Freedom Archives’ founders and advisers in governing the organization. Their individual contact information is available upon request. Bios for Lincoln Bergman and Claude Marks, who are both Founders and Board Members, can be found on the Founders page.


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Emory Douglas

Board Member
Emory Douglas was born May 24, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area since 1951. He was politically involved as a revolutionary artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from February 1967 until the early 1980s. Douglas’s art and design concepts were always seen on the front and back pages of the Black Panther newspaper, reflecting the politics of the Party and the concerns of the community. He continues his work as a world-renowned artist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Deb Schneider

Board Member

Deb Schneider is a clinical social worker in private practice and at Stanford University. She also worked at the school-based health center at El Cerrito High School for ten years, creating a safer school setting for transgender and gender variant youth and their families.

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Walter Turner

Board President

Walter Turner is the Freedom Archives Board President and a professor at the College of Marin. He is the host and producer of the acclaimed weekly Pacifica Radio ​program, “Africa Today.” He is the co-author of No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000 (Africa World Press)—a panoramic view of U.S. activism on Africa. As a journalist, Turner has traveled extensively throughout the African continent, writing from South Africa, Mozambique, and Nigeria.