Upcoming University of Michigan UMS Digital Presentation


Still from Some Old Black Men play

Some Old Black Man

Calvin Jones (Wendell Pierce), a hip, coolly intellectual African-American college professor, moves his 82-year-old ailing but doggedly independent father, Donald Jones (Charlie Robinson), from Greenwald, Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse.

March 1 – March 12, 2021

Register now

Click to learn more about Wendell Pierce’s digital residency.

University Music Society


In her Own Words: Wordsmith. Change-maker. 

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate.

Learn more at theamandagorman.com




Locally Produced

African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor District Library​​’s


“These interviews serve as a road map illustrating what local African Americans witnessed, experienced, and contributed to building the community we share today. The associated LOH Digital Collection presents historical materials from AADL’s Community Collections about major topics featured in the interviews, including Community Centers, Education, Housing, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Faith.”

 Click to Watch Interviews from the Living Oral History Project




Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Cellist, featured UMS Digital Presentation guest


Esperanza Spalding

Bassist, Singer, Songwriter



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