Michigan Legal Milestones
Timeline

Historical Date
Milestone
Dedicated

1925

Ossian Sweet Trial
1986

1914

Baseball's Reserve Clause
1996

1859

Cooley Law Office
1986

1913

Roosevelt-Newett Libel Trial
1986

1833

Justice William Fletcher
1987

1858

Sojourner Truth

1987/1997

1805

Augustus Woodward
1988

1925

Public Access to Public Water
1988

1885

Ten Hours or No Sawdust
1988

1961, 1962

Constitutional Convention
1989/2007

1888

Eva Belles' Vote
1990

1960s

One Person, One Vote
1990

1911

Improving Justice
1991

1750

The King's Grant
1991

1971

The Uninvited Ear
1991

1889

Laughing Whitefish
1992

1913

Protecting the Impaired
1993

1886

Rose of Aberlone
1993/2008

1924

Emelia Schaub
1994

1946

Mount Clemens Pottery
1994

1860

Pond's Defense
1995

1885, 1925, 1927

Ending Jim Crow
1995

1831

Conveying Michigan
1996

1944, 1988

Murphy's Dissent
1996

1944,1947

Striking Racial Covenants
1997

1953

Milo Radulovich and the Fall of McCarthyism
1998

1983

Committee of One
1999

1972

Pioneer, Advocate, Woman—Mary Coleman
2000

1974

President Gerald R. Ford
2004

1847

Freedom Road
2005

1922-1994

Otis Milton Smith
2006

1950

Prentiss Marsh Brown
2007

1981

Poletown and Eminent Domain
2008

1982

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry
2009

1979

Elk, Oil, and Environment
2010

1974

Milikin v. Bradley
2011

1976

Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
2012

1839

Berrien County Courthouse
2013

1949

The Great Ferris Fire
2014

1874

The Kalamazoo Case
2016

1847

First to Abolish the Death Penalty
2018