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Willis Ward: More Than the GameWillis Ward runs with the ball during football practice

Willis Ward is indelibly identified with the 1934 University of Michigan vs. Georgia Tech football game in Ann Arbor, during which he was infamously benched for being Black. This exhibit goes beyond the game into his rich life and legacy.




As to the Woman Question: The Admission of Women to the University of Michigan

Explore this digital exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to U-M.




Constructing Gender: The Origins of Michigan’s Union and League

How gender differences are literally built into the architecture of the Michigan Union and League buildings.