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Remembering Dr. Edwin Coleman

Dr. Edwin Coleman, longtime Folklore and English faculty, civil rights activist, and noted musician, passed recently. Ed is remembered by faculty and former students with great affection. His impact on the Folklore Program, the Department of English, and the University of Oregon, is substantial.

According to Dr. Carol Silverman, “Ed Coleman was a major part of the Folklore program for decades. His dedication to the arts, to diversity, to social justice and to student support was boundless. He fearlessly stood up for his beliefs. As one of the only African-American professors, he was a model for many students of color, and indeed a mentor to many of us.”

Memorial Schedule 

Funeral Service — Monday, January 30 at 5 pm at Saint Thomas Moore Church, 1850 Emerald St. in Eugene.

Celebration of Life — Tuesday, January 31 at 2 pm at Willamette Christian Center, 2500 West 18th Ave. in Eugene.

Features on Edwin Coleman

Register Guard Article

Register Guard Editorial

KVAL TV Feature

KEZI TV Feature

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