The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has commemorated Black History Month for many years with essays celebrating the character, fortitude and enterprise of history's leading black Americans. This year's installment, "Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and Liberty," remembers a message of common human rights delivered by two uncommon men.

You can find our past articles, which are still timely, below. We believe them to be a stimulating and enjoyable exploration of America's black heritage.

Celebrating the Achievements of Black American Entrepreneurs

The Crusade of Sojourner Truth

Berry Gordy and Motown Records

Remembering Ralph Bunche

Joe Louis vs. the IRS

The Rediscovery of Booker T. Washington

Black History Lessons From Motown — and Beyond

Truth Sets Black Slaves Free

Bridging the Racial Gap

Remembering "The Real McCoy"

What Segregation Did to the Detroit Tigers

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