Curated by Charles Ransom; Edras Rodriguez-Torres
This exhibit provides an introductory history of the events and protest demonstrations that led to the creation of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center at the University of Michigan.
The protest movements are known as BAM I (Black Action Movement), BAM II, BAM III, and #BBUM (hashtag Being Black at University of Michigan).
The first BAM protest led to the creation of the center in 1971. BAM II called for a Chicano Cultural Center. BAM III called for more funding for the center. #BBUM called for a major remodeling of Trotter or the building of a new center at a new location closer to Central Campus.
This virtual exhibit was organized by the University of Michigan Library and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center at the University of Michigan as part of the 50-year anniversary of the Center in 2021, and was funded by the University of Michigan Library.
Items selected for the exhibit represent only a small portion of the archival resources of the Bentley Historical Library, the Ann Arbor News, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the University of Michigan Library collection.
The Trotter Multicultural Center, as it is known today, began as Trotter House, a Black Student Cultural Center. African American..
The Black Action Movement (BAM) refers to three different movements on campus between 1970 and 1987 that challenged the university’s..
The demand of the Black Action Movements that was always present, across the years, was the construction of a Black..
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