George Jewett, the first African American to play varsity football at Michigan, appears in this 1890-91 football team photo. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library.
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
This student-researched exhibit chronicles many “firsts” at the University of Michigan, including the first African American, Japanese, Puerto Rican and Chinese students. Profiles of notable non-white students, faculty, and staff are accompanied by stories about race and student life, including the battle to integrate student dorms and the removal of restrictions on African American players on sports teams.
Part of the University of Michigan’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance, this exhibit is sponsored by the University Library, the Bentley Library, University Housing, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and the School of Information.
Email Jamie Lausch Vander Broek for more information.