Open main menu


African American Resources for Michigan

14 bytes added, 10:26, 6 April 2016
no edit summary
{{MI-sidebar}}''[[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}}). [ WorldCat entry].</ref>
Moderator, Reviewer, editor, pagecreator