Tag Archives: activism

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

    #MeToo Circa 1970

    In 1970, a female secretary inspired one of the great sea changes in the University’s history: that Michigan should treat women the same as men.

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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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