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“Of Splendid Ability”

November 27, 2020

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U-M Heritage Project manager of heritage communications Kim Clarke highlights a few chapters detailing the struggle regarding race and privilege between two U-M Ann Arbor campus students, Alexander Winchell and Mary Henrietta Graham. Graham was the first Black woman to be admitted to Michigan and was about to graduate in the spring of 1880. Clarke describes Graham’s journey and experience at Michigan as well as how it was to not be a part of the majority on campus: mostly white males.

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