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Wayne State and Title IX Panel Discussion - March 22, 11am

Wayne State and Title IX Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 22
11 a.m.
Purdy/Kresge Library Simons Room (144)

Many people think of Title IX as mostly affecting sports but its reach on college campuses goes far beyond athletics.  read more »

50 Years Later: the Kerner Commission and the Poor People's Campaign

(25381) Marches, Demonstrations, Poor People's Campaign, Washington DC, 1968

On February 29, 1968, The Kerner Commission issued its report on the root causes of urban rebellion in the United States. Though the report was a top-down response to inequality, it was not the only response to growing unrest in American cities. That same year, Ralph Abernathy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. planned the Poor People’s Campaign to address a lack of economic opportunity through grassroots organizing and demonstration.  read more »

Winter Break - Reuther Library Closure

(31188) Santa Claus Training School, Detroit, 1938

Please note that the Reuther Library will be closed from December 25 to January 1 for Wayne State University's winter break.

We are open until 4pm on December 22nd, and will we back to serve your needs in the reading room January 2 at 10am.

Please feel free to submit reference questions at Ask An Archivist and we will get back to you when we return.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Noel Night 2017

(28281) Ethnic Communities, Japanese, Detroit, 1945

Join the Reuther Library for our second year as a participant in Midtown’s Noel Night, this Saturday, December 2. We will be welcoming visitors from 5-10pm and offering free photos in front of historic photo backdrops, snacks and hot chocolate, access to our exhibit spaces, activities, and more.  read more »

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