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Guest Post: Detroit Incinerator

(45818) Detroit Incinerator: We Say No

The history of the Detroit Incinerator, later rebranded as Detroit Renewable Power, is a microcosm of the history of intersections of environmental and social justice. The Reuther Library has many collections related to the community response surrounding the Incinerator’s building and operation. It was originally built in 1986 near the corner of Russell and East Ferry Street. Billed as the “world’s largest” trash incinerator,  read more »

Guest Post: History of Detroit's Virginia Park Neighborhood

(27720) Cavanagh, Virginia Park Residents, 1967

Virginia Park, now officially a historic neighborhood in Detroit, was at the heart of the 1967 Rebellion. The district sits along Virginia Park Boulevard between Woodward and John R. and is now considered part of the New Center area. The neighborhood was the location of the Algiers Motel incident  read more »

Sarah Lebovitz Joins the Staff of the Walter P. Reuther Library

Sarah Lebovitz, SEIU Archivist, 2018

The Reuther Library welcomes Sarah Lebovitz to its staff as the archivist for the Service Employees International Union.

Receiving a 2017 graduate degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information, Sarah specialized in Archives and Records Management from that institution.  read more »

Our History at Wayne: LGBTQ Life at Wayne State University Panel Discussion - June 12th

(35943) Clipping from the Gay Liberator, 1970

7:00-8:30 p.m.
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
3rd floor Community Room
 
Since the 1969 Stonewall riots, June has included a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) culture, starting with the first Christopher Street Parade in 1970. Fifty years ago, there was virtually no public support for LGBTQ rights but now marriage equality is the law of the land. Between these two ends of the spectrum lies a rich history of fighting for equality in nearly every area of public life.  read more »

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