New Board Member: Karen Hudson Samuels

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We are pleased to announce that Karen Hudson Samuels, journalist and instructional designer, has joined Detroit Sound Conservancy‘s Board of Directors.

Hudson Samuels has been a DSC fan and advisor since 2015 when she was interviewed by then Board President Carleton Gholz for a Pitchfork Radio pop-up program. Hudson Samuels was recommended to the Board by Gholz.

Under her leadership the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum was established in 2016. The museum commemorates WGPR-TV 62, the first Black owned and operated television station in the United States. At the helm of Detroit’s newest museum, Ms. Samuels often speaks on the historical impact of broadcast media, most recently at the U of M Dearborn campus, Wayne County Community College, and can be heard on local television and radio reinforcing this message. She is a member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and editor for Tell Us USA News Network.

Additionally, Ms. Samuels is the newly elected Chairperson of the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee. In 2019 she was the Guest Curator of “The Negro Leagues and Detroit Stars Exhibit” at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Ms. Samuels earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University leading to a career in training and development; at Ford Motor Company she managed the company’s entry into online learning, co-authoring a seminal text on media delivery platforms.

Please join us in welcoming Karen to the team!

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