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These 14 Michiganders Were Considered Heroes of Their Times

Most of us can agree Michiganders are special. But did you know that several key historical figures called the Mitten State home during key moments in their lives? From Michigan, these folks make indelible marks in American culture. Check them out for yourself.

As you can see, this list was compiled with a list of noted civil rights activists, entertainers, athletes and innovators. Is there anyone you think we should add? Let us know!

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.