On an important anniversary - the fiftieth year since the ratification of the 13th Amendment - Michigan saw the publication of the "Manual of Freedmen's Progress," a detailed account of African-American residents' achievements in the state.
In a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired in April, historians John Green and Michelle Johnson and Detroit Resident William Colden explain why the book is still a must-read. More details and a transcript of the interview are available here.
The Manual has been digitized by the Western Michigan University libraries. Two versions are available for download.