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April 28, 2017

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April 17, 2017

Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.

That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.

April 17, 2017

The first freshmen

The 1845 diploma for George Washington Pray. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

April 6, 2017

Grandmother Tree Walk tours at the Arb run throughout 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are celebrating the University of Michigan's bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk, a self-guided journey through Michigan time that looks at the people, places and events in U-M's 200-year history from the perspective of trees.

February 2, 2017

Next LSA bicentennial symposium looks at U-M during Reconstruction

The post-Civil War era was one of rapid social and technological changes, and the University of Michigan during that time was no exception. The last quarter of the 19th century saw U-M expand in size and scope as it embraced scientific research and began its evolution into a contemporary university.

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