|dc.contributor.advisor||Spencer, Ivor Debenham, 1909-1987||
|dc.contributor.author||Kent, Wallace, Jr.||
|dc.description||ii, 50 p.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||When the Negro first came to M1ch1gan, it was as a slave. He had little future and less hope. Things soon
changed for the better, though, because by the early part
of the 19th century, slavery had been almost completely
eradicated in Michigan, and the state soon became the goal
of escaped slaves seeking a new life of freedom.
Michigan before the Civil War was by no means a
paradise for Negroes. They were severely discriminated
against, not being granted equal employment opportunity
or the right to vote. They were afforded the opportunity
to improve themselves through education, however, and were
able to own property and conduct their own business affairs.
These rights, though limited in scope, were never-the-less, a great improvement over conditions in the slave-holding
South and even conditions existing in many Northern states.
The problem of the Negro is still with us today. One
hundred years after the end of the Civi1 War, the Negro is
still treated throughout the American nation as a second-class citizen, though many improvements have been made. It
is particularly important that we place the problems the Negro has encountered in striving for acceptance in historical
perspective, so that we can properly evaluate the ga1ns which
have been made, and the obstacles which remain to be overcome.
Such is the aim of this paper.||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartof||Kalamazoo College History Senior Individualized Projects Collection||
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Senior Individualized Projects. History.;||
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|dc.title||The Negro in Michigan 1850-1865||en_US