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News Stories

  • The Business of the Hour

    Belford Lawson’s work as a lawyer and activist changed the course of civil rights in the United States. His incredible story is told, in part, through archived materials at the Bentley.

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  • “A Fuller Spectrum of Voices”

    A new collection from the National Conference of Artists (NCA), Michigan Chapter showcases the organization’s infrastructure and support for Black artists across the state of Michigan.

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