Tag Archives: Black history

  • Bentley Historical Library

    Baseball’s Barrier Breaker

    Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker, who would use the racism and discrimination he faced in baseball to fuel a career as an editor, author, and political advocate for Black rights.

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  • Heritage

    “The Dignity of Man”

    Dr. Paul Cornely, a 1931 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, devoted his life to championing equal health care for all, leading to the desegregation of America’s hospitals. From enrolling at U-M in 1926 to his 39 years at Howard University to the establishment of the Paul B. Cornely Fellowship in 1988, read about Dr. Cornely's extraordinary impact here.

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