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African American Resources for Michigan

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{{AfrAmDC}}''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[African-American_Resources_for_Michigan|African Americans]]'' <br><br> {{Click|Image:AA_ORP.png|African_American_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
In the 1796 Detroit census both slaves and free African Americans are listed. The abolitionist movement was strong and the part of a "underground railroad" ran through Michigan. In 1855 the state passed a "personal liberty law" blocking the recovery of fugitive slaves. The automobile industry attracted African Americans to Detroit in the 1900s.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Red book : American state, county and town sources'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 343. ({{FHL|973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>
*[http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_19313---,00.html State Archives of Michigan,] ''Circular No. 29, African-Americans''. Lansing, Mich.: SAM, 2002.
===Online Resources===
*[http://research.udmercy.edu/find/special_collections/digital/baa/ University of Detroit Mercy Black Abolitionist Archives]
*[http://www.lib.umich.edu/brown-versus-board-education/ Brown v. Board of Education Digital Archive], University of Michigan Library
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