Grant Recipients

African Americans

David L. Head Foundation

Tracking Advancement: 100 years of Progress?

$25,000 • Detroit

Tracking Advancement: 100 Years of Progress? extended the life of a seminal 1915 publication, The Michigan Manual of Freedmen’s Progress, by identifying and interviewing descendants of those represented in the Manual. The project commemorated the efforts of the individuals and groups highlighted in the text and who have sought to retain its prominence in our state’s history and engage in important dialogue concerning the contemporary progress of black people in Michigan. The project worked in collaboration with The Historical Research Repository, Inc., Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASALH) The Detroit Historic Sites Committee (DHSC), The Michigan Historical Center (MHC) and the History Department at Wayne State University.

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