African American http://wkar.org en Superintendent: Lansing Shabazz Academy "not just a school, it's a living museum" http://wkar.org/post/superintendent-lansing-shabazz-academy-not-just-school-its-living-museum <p></p><p></p><p>Juneteenth is a celebration marking the anniversary of the ending of slavery in America. In Lansing, the <a href="http://www.lansingjuneteenthcelebration.org/" target="_blank">Juneteenth Freedom Festival</a> is in its 21st year. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:43:57 +0000 Scott Pohl & Mark Bashore 55458 at http://wkar.org Superintendent: Lansing Shabazz Academy "not just a school, it's a living museum" Book examines history of rural African Americans in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/book-examines-history-rural-african-americans-michigan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Michigan's history, the state's African American population is often portrayed as an urban population. But that depiction overlooks a part of Michigan’s history. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many African Americans settled in rural areas, before and after the Civil War. In 1860, Cass County was home to more than 1,500 blacks, surprisingly that was just under the number of African Americans found in Wayne County at the time.</span></p><div> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:17:59 +0000 Current State 38332 at http://wkar.org Book examines history of rural African Americans in Michigan