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Ken  Coleman

Senior Projects Contributor

Michigan Adance

Ken Coleman reports for on Southeast Michigan, education, civil rights and voting rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as an American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television.


He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: The Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN.


Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. Ken is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.