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Sunday, 3 February 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY IN MICHIGAN :
Slavery in Michigan began with the arrival with the French. When the British took over control of the Great Lakes in 1761 they discovered Native American and African Slaves in Detroit. A 1787 census showed 78 males and 101 females slaves living in Detroit. The number of slaves declined after the British left Detroit in 1805 and its is unclear how many were slaves.