An Audiovisual Resource on Michigan Civil Rights History (Planning Site)

Elements of Freedom

Elements of Freedom
I. Freedom from Bondage

A. Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad
B. Abolitionists in Michigan

II. Political Freedom

A. Voting Rights
B. Access to Political Parties
C. Access to Public Office
D. Civil Rights Activists

III. Economic Freedom

A. Employment Opportunities
B. Access to Capital/Business Ownership

IV. Social Freedom

A. Access to Public Facilities
B. Discriminatory Patterns in Housing/Mortgages

V. Educational Freedom

A. Disparities in Educational Opportunities

VI. Freedom and the Law

A. Access to the Legal System
B. Court Challenges to Discrimination
C. Fair Pay and Advancement/Workplace Discrimination
D. Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice