Lines of Color, Lines of Community

  • James H. Madison


Part of Grant County’s ordinariness was the obvious presence of people who were not white Americans, people whose appearance and lives were in some ways different from the white majority. The history of African American people in Grant County is much like the history of African Americans elsewhere, a history woven with lines of color and marked by struggles to deal with the changing boundaries those lines created. In challenging the color line, blacks in this one place created a community of their own and also a civil rights organization that connected them to African Americans across the nation.


Black Community Color Line Black Family Colored People Missionary Society 
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