Official City Historian Jamon Jordan Recounts the History of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Detroit

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Jordan, who has served in the post since October 2022, gives two lectures a year – on MLK Day and during Black History Month. These lectures are in addition to the hundreds of tours, speeches, workshops and lessons he offers to communities across the region.

“We are so proud to be one of the cities in America with an official historian who is teaching the rich history of Detroit, which every American should know and every Michigan child should be taught,” said Rochelle Riley, the city’s Director of Arts and Culture in whose office Jordan works. “This position is one of the most important Mayor Mike Duggan has ever appointed and speaks to how much this administration values history and culture and the contributions of Detroiters to American history.”