Tag Archives: black history at u-m

  • Michigan Alum

    The Legend of Opal C. Bailey

    A homecoming queen turned activist is being honored with a scholarship fund.

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  • Michigan Alum

    Life at 1017 Catherine Street

    Rare photos offer a glimpse into early campus life for Black students, expanding research avenues for the Bentley Historical Library’s African American Student Project.

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  • Michigan Alum

    These Are Their Names

    U-M’s Bentley Historical Library is using old photographs, registration cards, and other records in an effort to document and understand the Black experience at the University.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Strong as Steel

    In 1911, Cornelius L. Henderson became the second African American to earn an engineering degree from U-M. He was a pioneering steel engineer and architect who helped construct two of the major Great Lakes crossings between the United States and Canada.

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