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Podcast: Jessica Levy on "Black Power, Inc.: Global American Business and the Post-Apartheid City"

(11988) Mandela at AFSCME Convention

Check out the latest episode of Tales From the Reuther Library, our bi-weekly podcast! This episode, Jessica Levy explains how American corporations and black entrepreneurs worked together to forge a new politics linking American business with black liberation at home and abroad, focusing particularly on Leon Howard Sullivan,  read more »

Holiday Closure: Independence Day 2018

(32268) First World War, Return of Troops, 339th Infantry, Belle Isle, 1919

Please note:

The Reuther Library will be closed this Wednesday, July 4. We are open regular hours the rest of the week.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday, and we welcome your inquiries July 2-3 and 5-6.

Juneteenth - A celebration of freedom since 1865

President Lincoln is popularly given credit for freeing the slaves in America with the Emancipation Proclamation. Though he personally did not support the use of slavery, his reasons for creating this proclamation were more political and military, than out of an advocacy for human and civil rights. His order, given as President and Commander in Chief of the military, did free people being held as slaves, but only in states that were in active rebellion against the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation gave military forces the authority and power to liberate slaves as they continued to gain ground in the South states.

But what does this have to do with Juneteenth? What is Juneteenth you might ask?  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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