Negroes in Michigan History

John Green

In 1915 Governor Woodbridge N. Ferris State legislature passed Public Act 47. Whereby the Freedmen’s Progress Commission could gather Negroes progress throughout Michigan. That would be showcased at the Lincoln Jubilee at Chicago Coliseum for 25 days. Which identified, documented, preserved, the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Negroes in Michigan. Dr. Carter G. Woodson attended the program and was so impressed he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. To honor and pay tribute to these unsung pioneers this book has been reprinted by John Green and David L. Head.

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