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


Celebrating the Achievements of Black American Entrepreneurs


The Crusade of Sojourner Truth


Berry Gordy and Motown Records


Remembering Ralph Bunche


The Rediscovery of Booker T. Washington


Black History Lessons From Motown — and Beyond


Bridging the Racial Gap


Remembering "The Real McCoy"


What Segregation Did to the Detroit Tigers



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