Black Voices from Copper Country

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is midway through its heritage grant project, Black Voices in the Copper Country, which examines the social and cultural history of African-Americans in this remote part of...

Never Alone in Detroit

Each person we meet in life has a unique story. That was apparent on the day we began the first interviews for our project Never Alone in Detroit. We knew that the obstacles African American women alone raising young men in Detroit were great, but the severity of...

A Hero in Flint

I spoke with Dr. Geri Zeldes, on Friday, July 8th. Dr. Zeldes, who received a Heritage Grant from MHC in 2015, has been busy producing a documentary film, “Hubert: His-Story.” Her co-project investigator Stacey Fox, a transdisciplinary artist-in-residence in MSU’s...

Albion’s West Ward School

Albion, Michigan is a small town with a rich history.  In fact, it can be said that Albion’s story is America’s story.   This narrative and our Heritage Grant project are focused on key racial dimensions of Albion’s history.  West Ward School, an elementary school, is...