Tag Archives: athletics

  • Willis Ward mid-stride on the football field
    Bentley Historical Library

    Black and Blue

    Willis Ward was a celebrated U-M athlete. Interviews and papers from the university's archive reveal Ward’s experiences on a campus that thought itself progressive, but in reality was highly segregated.

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  • Michigan Today

    The conquering heroines of Title IX, featuring Sara Fitzgerald, BA ’73

    Upon hearing the word "activism," rarely does one’s imagination settle on the conference-room table, the literal anti-archetype of action, momentum, and social progress. But that’s exactly where one of the most significant movements in recent history took place. In her book, author and longtime journalist Sara Fitzgerald, BA ’73, describes a protest that took place mostly in secret, steeped in stealth, subversion, and, yes, mountains of paperwork.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    Firmly in the Driver’s Seat

    Janet Guthrie made history in the '70s as the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in July, she recently shared her life story of strength, struggle, and speed.

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