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Yuri Vertkin, a U-M Finance DEI Team member, introduces Dyan (Dy) Jenkins-Ali who will read a selection of poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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“The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher. Make sure when you wake up in the morning, you go to school.” ―T. D. Jakes




A selection of poetry from writers like Nikki Giovanni, Phillis Wheatley, and Timothy Thomas Fortune.

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Quizzes, crosswords, and other activities to expand and test your knowledge of Black history.

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A chronological timeline featuring some–but certainly not all–key moments in Black History, from the early slave trade to current events. 

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