Tag Archives: activism

  • Michigan Alum

    A Time for Reflection and Action

    Celebration of Dr. King comes at critical juncture at U-M. Questions we can ask ourselves in every experience: Am I giving my very best? Am I lifting and inspiring?

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    The Pride of Michigan

    A historian and an artist team up to create a comic book celebrating Michigan’s first-ever Pride celebration. “It’s my job to bring to life people we wouldn’t know about otherwise,” the author says.

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  • Rackham Graduate School

    A History of Activism

    In 1985, the Minority Organization of Rackham was formed. Now called Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), the group continues to expand support and advocacy for the academic, professional, and social needs of graduate students of color.

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  • Child with women's suffrage posters
    Michigan Today

    The Strategic Suffragist

    An ardent advocate for women's suffrage, Michigan alumna Lucia Voorhees Grimes fought tirelessly to get ballots in the hands of women. Grimes not only proved to be a powerful influence in this movement but also in fighting for gender equality after the 19th Amendment had been passed.

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  • Jean Ledwith King marches with her husband in this undated photo.

    #MeToo Circa 1970

    From advertising for low-level jobs with “Attention: Student Wives" headlines to academic advisors actively discouraging women to apply for Ph.D. programs, the University of Michigan, along with most other academic institutions, has a long history of gender-based discrimination.

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  • Painting of Sarah Gertrude Banks
    Medicine at Michigan

    In Her Own Right

    Sarah Gertrude Banks, one of the earliest women to graduate from the U-M Medical School, cared for patients while championing women’s suffrage.

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  • In this photo from on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014, members of the student movement Being Black at the University of Michigan, or #BBUM, rally on the steps of Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Mich. They gathered holding signs and read off their list of demands to those exiting a lecture given in honor of MLK by Harry Belafonte. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell)
    Bentley Historical Library

    Being Black at U-M

    Austin McCoy ignited a social justice movement on campus and beyond. Learn how he fought to make U-M more diverse and why his papers are now archived at the University forever.

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