September 29, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. February 17, 2020 On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment.

    Taking a stand

    On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 17-23.

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  2. February 10, 2020 On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M.

    Civil rights pioneer

    On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 10-16.

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  3. February 3, 2020 Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library.

    Presidents on policy

    Former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 3-9.

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  4. January 27, 2020 On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire.

    A tragic loss

    On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

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  5. January 20, 2020 On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy "Rebound" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    On the ‘Rebound’

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

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  6. January 13, 2020 Photo of the Michigan Daily in 1952 announcing expansion of U-M to the north

    Heading north

    On Jan. 17, 1952, U-M leaders unveiled plans for a 267-acre “overflow” campus north of the Huron River. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 13-19.

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  7. December 9, 2019 Yoko Ono and John Lennon perform in 1971 during a "Free John Now" rally at Crisler Arena

    ‘Free John Now’

    On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

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  8. November 25, 2019 Tom Harmon became U-M's first Heisman Trophy winner Nov. 27, 1940.

    Heisman for Harmon

    Halfback Tom Harmon became the first U-M player to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award Nov. 27, 1940. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

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  9. November 18, 2019 On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched "Operation Haircut" to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans.

    ‘Operation Haircut’

    On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

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  10. November 11, 2019 Kindergartner leads the Michigan Marching Band in 1949

    A drum minor

    Ann Arbor kindergartner Eugene Waxman debuted as Michigan Marching Band “drum minor” on Nov. 12, 1949, for a game against Indiana. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 11-17.

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