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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

The Great Migration to Grand Rapids

More information about the migration of African-Americans to Grand Rapids can be found in the Grand Rapids Press, available on microfilm in the History and Special Collections Dept. of the Grand Rapids Public Library, for the following dates:

  • April 7, 1991, page F 2
  • February 23, 1997, page F 1
  • February 17, 2002, page A 1

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