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Michigan Department of Civil Rights Issues Statement on the Death of Dr. Charles Warfield

June 6, 2016 

Lansing, MI - Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has issued the following statement on the death of Dr. Charles Warfield, President of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP.

“Today the Michigan Department of Civil Rights mourns the loss of Dr. Charles Warfield. Dr. Warfield will surely be remembered for his decades of commitment to civil and human rights, but his greatest legacy may be the hundreds of lives he touched as an educator and a mentor. He motivated countless students – especially African American students – to achieve their greatest potential. He left an indelible mark on the world of educational leadership, guiding dozens who have become today’s best in the field. These new leaders are the fulfillment of his vision, that people of all races and backgrounds must play an important role in shaping the future of education in this state and beyond. He will be greatly missed.”