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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.

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.