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.
Achievements of Black American Entrepreneurs
The Crusade of Sojourner Truth
Berry Gordy and
Remembering Ralph Bunche
Joe Louis vs. the IRS
The Rediscovery of
Booker T. Washington
Lessons From Motown — and Beyond
Truth Sets Black
What Segregation Did to the Detroit Tigers