African Americans in Michigan
African Americans, as free laborers and as slaves, were among the earliest permanent residents of Michigan, settling among the French, British, and Native people with whom they worked and farmed. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson recount the long history of African American communities in Michigan, delineating their change over time, as migrants from the South, East, and overseas made their homes in the state. Moreover, the authors show how Michigan's development is inextricably joined with the vitality and strength of its African American residents. In a related chapter, Linwood Cousins examines youth culture and identity in African American schools, linking education with historical and contemporary issues of economics, racism, and power.
Michigan State University Press
Race and Ethnicity
Citation for published book
Walker, Wilson, Cousins, Wilson, Benjamin C, & Cousins, Linwood H. (2001). African Americans in Michigan / Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson, Linwood H. Cousins. (Discovering the peoples of Michigan).
Walker, Lewis; Wilson, Benjamin C.; Cousins, Linwood H.; Wilson, Benjamin C.; and Walker, Lewis, "African Americans in Michigan" (2001). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 517.