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Black Eden Black Eden The Idlewild Community Lewis Walker . Ben C. Wilson Michigan State University Press East Lansing Copyright © 2002 by Lewis Walker and Ben C. Wilson 8 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48·1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper). Michigan State University Press East Lansing, Michigan 48823'5202 Printed and bound in the United States of America. 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING·IN·PUBLICATION DATA Wilson, Ben C. Black Eden: the Idlewild community I Ben C. Wilson, Lewis Walker. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0.87013.622-4 1. African Americans-Michigan-Idlewild-History. 2. African Americans-MichiganIdlewild -Social life and customs. 3. AfricanAmericans-Michigan-ldlewild-Social conditions. 4. Idlewild (Mich.)-History. 5. Idlewild (Mich.)-Social life and customs. 6.ldlewild (Mich.)-Social conditions. 7. City planning-Michigan-Idlewild-History. I. Walker, Lewis. II. Title. F574.135 W55 2002 791'.09774'68-dc21 2001007860 Cover design by Ariana Grabec-Dingman Book design by Sharp Designs, Inc., Lansing, Michigan Cover photos are used courtesy of the Ben C. Wilson Collection, Black Americana Studies Department, Western Michigan University. Visit Michigan State University Press on the World Wide Web at: ...