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Week of October 18, 2010

Old school: U-M in History

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The U-M 1890 football team includes its first African-American player, fullback George Jewett, second row, second from left. The ball with “91” signifies the Class of 1891.  Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This week in history (40 years ago)

During an auto strike, the group Students in Support of the Autoworkers presented eight demands to the Board of Regents at its regular meeting. The items included U-M financial aid to striking workers and their families. Another group, The Child Care Action Group of Women’s Liberation, asked for free 24-hour client-controlled child care centers for all university employees, students and Ann Arbor residents. The demands were accompanied by jeering and raucous behavior, and Regent Lawrence Lindemer said some students demonstrated an “expertise in arrogance.” Regents voted to reject the free child care center due to lack of funds. President Robben Fleming said he was exploring how to get loans to students whose parents were striking autoworkers. — The University Record

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Vivian R. Shaw Lecture: Robin Givhan, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, U-M Museum of Art

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