Our Stories

The story of race at the University of Michigan (U-M) is perhaps as old as the institution itself.  In fact it comprises countless stories, of which too few have been told. Although no exhibit could fully explore the depth and breadth of the experiences and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff of color, it is our hope that the materials presented here will inspire thoughtful conversation and continued investigation into the remarkable and diverse lives of the communities that shape our campuses.

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1890 U-M Football Team

Origins of U-M