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Michigan Manual of Freedmen’s Progress

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
1 SECTION 1. Wilmont A. Johnson, Mary E. McCoy and
2 Francis H. Warren, of Wayne County ; Charles A. Warren,
3 of Cass coun­ty ; William R. Roberts, of Ingham
4 coun­ty ; Elsworth L. Curtis, of Berrien coun­ty ; S. Henri
5 Browne, of Kent coun­ty ; Margaret Williams, of Kalamazoo
6 coun­ty, and Oscar Baker, of Bay coun­ty ; hav­ing hereto­fore
7 been appoint­ed by the Governor of the state of
8 Michigan, del­e­gates to the Half Century Anniversary of
9 Negro Freedmen, to be held in the city of Chicago, state
10 of Illinois, from the twen­ty-sec­ond day of August to the
11 twen­ty-third day of September, 1915, are here­by cre­at­ed
12 a com­mis­sion to rep­re­sent the State of Michigan at the
13 exhi­bi­tion to be held in con­nec­tion with the said cel­e­bra­tion.
14 The mem­bers of the com­mis­sion, so con­sti­tut­ed,
15 shall serve with­out com­pen­sa­tion, but shall be reim­bursed
16 for nec­es­sary and rea­son­able trav­el­ing, hotel and oth­er
17 expens­es, actu­al­ly and nec­es­sar­i­ly incurred in the
18 per­for­mance of their duties ; Provided, That the sec­re­tary of
19 said com­mis­sion shall receive such rea­son­able com­pen­sa­tion
20 as said com­mis­sion may deter­mine. The com­mis­sion
21 shall elect a pres­i­dent and a sec­re­tary from among its
22 mem­bers.
1 SEC. 2. Within a rea­son­able time after this act takes
2 effect, the com­mis­sion shall orga­nize by the elec­tion of a
3 pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary ; a notice of the orga­ni­za­tion with
4 the names of the pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary, with their
5 sig­na­tures, shall be filed with the state trea­sur­er and the
6 audi­tor-gen­er­al.
1 SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the com­mis­sion to col­lect,
2 pre­pare, install and care for, at said exhi­bi­tion, an
3 exhib­it of inven­tions and hand­i­work in art, sci­ence, man­u­fac­ture
4 and agri­cul­ture; and to pre­pare a man­u­al show­ing
5 the pro­fes­sion­al, polit­i­cal, reli­gious and edu­ca­tion­al
6 achieve­ments of cit­i­zens of this state in whole or in part of
7 Negro descent. Read more.

Tuskegee Airmen National History Museum Galleries to Call the Wright Museum Home

Tuskegee Airmen National History Museum Galleries are to be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for the next sev­er­al years, open­ing February 2019. Read more.