A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith
Title: A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith
Author: Anna-Lisa Cox
HISTORY US MICHIGAN COX
A close-up study of Covert, Michigan, describes how this small town, beginning in the 1860s, created a unique, fully integrated community that emphasized complete equality, a sharing of power and wealth between blacks and whites, and racial intermarriage, drawing on diaries, oral history, and period records to describe how residents made this town work in the face of the era’s pervasive racism.
Starting in the 1860s, the people of Covert, Michigan, broke laws and barriers to attempt what then seemed impossible: to love one’s neighbor as oneself. This is the inspiring, true story of an extraordinary town where blacks and whites lived as equals.