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A Conversation With Judge Rebekah Coleman

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Rebekah Coleman was sworn in by her father who is also a judge.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Rebekah Coleman, the newly-elected judge in Michigan’s 32A District in Harper Woods.

Coleman is the first female magistrate to hold the position and the first African-American judge to be elected in Harper Woods' 69-year history.

Coleman talks about the historic nature of her election to the bench; growing up in Detroit; being a role model; what she wants to achieve as judge; and why it’s important to have people of color in the judicial system.

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