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African American Resources for Michigan

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Michigan]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[African-American_Resources_for_Michigan|African Americans]]''
In the 1796 Detroit census both slaves and free African Americans are listed. The abolitionist movement was strong and the part of the 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>
The Burton Historical Collection has African American records. For further reading, see:
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