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Still from "An Uncommon Education" series by DPTV

An uncommon education

VIDEO

University historians collaborate with Detroit Public Television to produce shortform documentary series about U-M’s legacy.

Bailey with crown

Fractured fairy tale

U-M’s first black homecoming queen remembers her reign, five decades after relinquishing her crown.

Union soldiers in training, Bentley Historical Library

The boys of ’61

In 1861, the crisis of southern secession turned Michigan’s campus into a cauldron of pro-Union meetings and military drills as students prepared to exchange books for weapons.

Students converge on Angell Hall

Battle of the bookstore

In the fall of 1969, students went ‘on strike’ to demand the right to run their own bookstore.

Stand by me photo by BenjiBear Photography

Stand by me

As surging activism makes headlines nationwide, U-M alumni reveal the challenges they faced as students with a commitment to both causes and coursework.