Daniel Krichbaum http://michiganradio.org en Civil Rights, 2011 Style http://michiganradio.org/post/civil-rights-2011-style <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Daniel Krichbaum is head of the only department of state government explicitly authorized by the Michigan Constitution.</font></font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">He is also executive director of the smallest department of state government, one that few people even know exists. If you haven&lsquo;t guessed, it is the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.</font></font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">And if your response is, &ldquo;huh? Civil Rights? That&rsquo;s so 1960s. Isn&rsquo;t that over?&rdquo; he won&rsquo;t be surprised. He hears that all the time.</font></font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Krichbaum, in fact, has been around for long enough to have had a number of stellar careers. He has a PhD in education and is an ordained Methodist minister. But he&rsquo;s devoted most of his career to public service, most notably as head of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity. Before that, he spent seventeen years as parks and recreation director for the City of Detroit.</font></font></font></font></p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:07:25 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 4179 at http://michiganradio.org Civil Rights, 2011 Style