Jerome Reide

A photo of Jerome Reide

Part-Time Lecturer

Africology and African American Studies


Interests and Expertise

Attorney Reide serves as Legislative Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Reide is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

Dr. Jerome L. Reide served from 2009-2020 as Regional Field Director, NAACP primarily responsible for advocacy management of its Midwestern Units. A long-time civil rights activist, Dr. Reide served as Deputy Director, National Field Operations, NAACP, Director, NAACP Midwest Region III, and Regional Development Director, NAACP Special Contribution Fund.

Jerome Reide served as Co-Chair, Committee, Individual Rights and Responsibilities, American Bar Association. Reide also served on the Board of Directors, for the Sugar Law Center and the Beckwith Civil Liberties Fund.

Jerome was also Director, Justice Initiatives Division, State Bar of Michigan. Reide was the coordinator of the Access to Justice Project for the ACLU and coordinated a national study of landlord tenant courts and published the findings in a public policy report, Justice: Evicted.

A long time public affairs executive, he was an on-air investigative T.V. reporter for the "Jack Anderson: Confidential," program syndicated to sixty-five CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates. Reide was executive producer for a Michigan Urban League public policy television series and a public relations writer for the United Church of Christ.

Reide also helped convene four annual conferences of governmental, community, corporate and academic policy makers to discuss economic development policy in Greater Detroit-Windsor, Ontario, Canada, as a consultant to the Ways & Means Committee, Wayne County Commission. Reide coordinated an international trade mission to South Africa to link the jobs, housing, education, arts and cultural policy initiatives of the Mandela Administration with Detroit's leadership.

He also facilitated health and educational outreach missions to Ghana, Cameroon, India Liberia and Haiti.

Dr. Reide was an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, College of Lifelong Learning, Wayne State University. He also taught at Bowie State University, Eastern Michigan University, the State University of New York's Center