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We mourn the passing of Detroit's Grace Lee Boggs

The faculty, staff, and students in the Department of American Culture mourn the passing of Grace Lee Boggs, civil rights pioneer, activist, and 2009 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan.

Tiya Miles Quoted in Article on Talking to Kids about African American Women

The article focused on the results of a recent poll to get Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill. Professor Miles commented on how the work of African American women was often overlooked.

The Native American Studies (NAS) Program at the University of Michigan places American Indians at the center of broader inquiries into the nature of the human confrontation with intrusive power.

Faculty and students work together to explore, through the humanities and the social sciences, varieties of the Native American experience and the importance of Indians to American history, literature, religion, social sciences, politics, and law.  Wherever we confront questions of identity that embroil American Studies, American Indians loom large.

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