Thirteen Days in 1970: The BAM Strike

March 22, 2024


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In 1970, there was no shortage of Black students who wanted to apply to and attend the University of Michigan. However, hindered by a historically racist and underfunded K-12 education system, many could not meet the admissions requirements and were labeled as not fit to keep up with U-M’s demanding curriculum, and as a result, Black enrollment suffered. Increasing enrollment, among other demands, was at the core of the Black Action Movement’s strike in 1970, thirteen days of protest for equity. Read the timeline of the events that followed in this article from Michigan Today.

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