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. You can find some of our past articles below. We believe them to be a stimulating and enjoyable exploration of America’s black heritage.

Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and Liberty

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Joe Louis K.O.’d by the U.S. Government

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Celebrating the Achievements of Black American Entrepreneurs

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The Crusade of Sojourner Truth

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Berry Gordy and Motown Records

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Remembering Ralph Bunche

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The Rediscovery of Booker T. Washington

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Black History Lessons From Motown — and Beyond

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Bridging the Racial Gap

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Remembering "The Real McCoy"

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What Segregation Did to the Detroit Tigers

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