On behalf of the University of Michigan Library, we would like to express our gratitude to Samuel L. Chappell (B.S. 1969) and Roberta J. Chappell (B.S. 1967) for their generous gift that allowed us to acquire a manuscript and an early printed book for our military history collection. Since their graduation from the U-M, Sam and Bobbie have kept in touch with the Library in various ways, including generous donations to advance our academic mission.
On Friday, February 12th, the U-M Library hosted its third annual Douglass Day celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass, 19th century American abolitionist, author, and orator. This year the event highlighted the life, legacy and work of Mary Church Terrell with a lecture from Dr. Shelley Haley followed by transcription, digital art-making, and socializing over baked goods!
Several centers at the U-M International Institute have collaborated with University of Michigan Press and the U-M Asia Library received a Humanities Open Book program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabling them to make 100 important backlist books broadly available again.
As part of Black History Month this year, check out some of the Library's streaming access to films by Black directors.
Join the Special Collections Research Center on February 9, at 4:00pm, for the second of our Winter 2021 After Hours events: "Broadside and Lotus: Black-Owned Presses in Detroit." Please register at the link provided in the blog post below.
February is Black History Month and the first week of February is designated as Children's Authors & Illustrators Week. Celebrate by checking out some of the work by Black children's authors and/or illustrators held in the Library's Children's Literature Collection.
The next entry in the CHOP Film Series is Last Train Home, a 2009 film that documents a couple embarking on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers.
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