African Americans

  1. March 28, 2022

    Bentley launches African American Student Project

    The Bentley Historical Library has launched a long-term project dedicated to highlighting the history of African Americans at U-M. The centerpiece is a database lof every African American student enrolled between 1853-1956.

  2. July 21, 2021

    Blacks, Hispanics among hardest hit during COVID-19 pandemic, study shows

    Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain U.S. demographic groups  — particularly Black and Hispanic people, according to U-M research.

  3. October 21, 2020

    Study identifies those at higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

    Black patients and people with type 2 diabetes or kidney disease and living in high-population density areas are associated with higher risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, a new U-M study shows.

  4. June 5, 2020

    Town hall panelists explore ways to fight structural racism

    U-M students, faculty and staff gathered for a virtual town hall during which panelists discussed how individuals and the university as a whole can combat structural racism.

  5. November 5, 2019

    Racial discrimination linked to suicidal thoughts in black men

    Suicide deaths among African-American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, and racial discrimination may be a contributing factor in many cases.

  6. February 26, 2019

    Black youths believe inequality creates racial academic achievement gaps

    African-American teens blame systemic racism for the academic achievement gap between blacks and whites, a belief that was shaped by their parents and other factors, a new U-M study found.

  7. April 17, 2017

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

    The Bentley Historical Library is working to uncover and collect the names and life stories of all the African-American students who attended U-M from its founding to the Black Action Movement in 1970.