David Schock

David Schock

David Schock is a writerfilmmakermusician. He also is the winner of four State History Awards for his various films from the Historical Society of Michigan. One of his recent projects included writing Judicial Deceit Tyranny and Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court with co-author Chief Justice Elizabeth Weaver (retired). He is the auteur of seven films dealing with unsolved homicides. Three of them have resulted in arrests and another was solved as a suicide. His newest book is The Dragon and the Rose, a novel for ‘tweeners. As well, he is finishing a film about Detroit-born-and-raised poet Toi Derricotte.

David earned his doctorate under the late Russell Amos Kirk, one of Michigan’s premier historians and thinkers. A former broadcast journalist and newspaper reporter and editor, he also taught for more than 20 years at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Hope College in Holland, MI. He has worked with members of the Native American Community since the early 1970s when he was a Public Radio producer, and he has produced health-related films for the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan. He is exploring another film about Native American history, this time about an occasion when whites wanted and took tribal lands in northern Michigan. He plays trumpet with a traditional and historically accurate Dixieland group, the River Rogues in Grand Rapids.

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