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Exhibit Opening: "12th Street, Detroit, 1967"

(318) Riots, Rebellions, 12th Street, 1967

Please join the Reuther Library, 5:30-7:30PM, April 27 for an opening reception as we open our exhibit "12th Street, Detroit, 1967: Employment, Housing, Policing, and Race Relations in Evidence." Speakers include Dr. Melba Boyd, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, and Dr. Cynthia Fleming, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Visitors will get a first look at the Reuther's exhibit and the archival documents that serve as evidence to understand the events surrounding Detroit's Civil Unrest.  read more »

Amy Zanoni discusses — Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital

(32015) March for Equality, Chicago, Illinois

Please join the Reuther Library for a presentation from our latest Fishman grant recipient Wednesday April 5, 2017, at noon.

Amy Zanoni, a doctoral candidate from Rutgers University, will discuss her research into disinvestment, austerity measures, and privatization efforts beginning in the 1970s at the Cook County Hospital.  read more »

Fishman Grantees: 2017

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the awards from the Sam Fishman Travel Grant program for 2017. These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.  read more »

Chicana Fotos on Display at the Reuther Library

(35634) Chicana Fotos Exhibit

Born and raised in Chicago by Mexican-­American parents, Nancy De Los Santos is an accomplished filmmaker and proud “Chicana from Chicago” who has dedicated her life and career to rewriting and redefining the image of Latina/os in the mainstream media.  read more »

The Creation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(24784) Remembering King

The Reuther Library will be closed in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this January 16th. While we’re out, we wanted to tell you a bit more about the way this became a national holiday and the people who worked to make sure it happened.

Dr. King was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was visiting striking sanitation workers in their fight for union recognition with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). It was an audience of strikers and supporters who heard his final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” However, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day does not commemorate a great leader’s death – it commemorates his life.  read more »

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