U-M historian chronicles a time in Detroit’s history when Native Americans and African Americans were considered property.
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It’s no secret U-M’s admissions process is rigorous. But could the modern-day applicant still pass muster by the founders’ original standards?
Feb. 12, 2018 — As part of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial Celebration, the U-M Library brought StoryCorps to campus last fall to capture personal stories of those who make up the university’s rich history. One of the conversations featured Karen Downing, a U-M librarian. She sat down with her father, Harold Johnson, to talk about what it was like for him to make history as the first black dean at U-M.
Meet the French missionary who helped found U-M. He owned the first printing press in Detroit, transformed 19th-century Michigan, and served in Congress.
‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.
It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.