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Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.


Last updated 02/05/2018 by P. Higo
The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea (EBOOK)

by Christopher J. Lebron Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter...

More on The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea (EBOOK) Updated 1/30/18 by P. Higo
The Second Sex

     by Simone de Beauvoir Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s...

More on The Second Sex Updated 1/29/18 by P. Higo
The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World -- and Us

by Richard O. Prum A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste...

More on The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World -- and Us Updated 1/23/18 by R. Davidson
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A documentary on Public Television (PBS) called The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross offers an excellent overview of slavery in the United States from its early beginnings in the 1500s to its final end in 1865.  This view aligns closely with the history recorded in the Black Abolitionist Archive’s editorials and speeches.  Slavery wasn’t anything new when this country was first established.  What WAS new, however, was the notion of “who” slaves were and how this tied in with racial discrimination. This didn’t start suddenly. When slavery was first introduced in this country, slaves (and indentured servants) were of many races, including Native Americans. This change was gradual, but at one point in the history of the United States, “slave” was equated with African captives.

Slavery offered the free labor that helped this country grow. It was good for the economy, it made many people wealthy, and there seemed to be an endless supply of slave labor just waiting for transport and sale. The presence of so many enslaved people in the U. S. offered...

Last updated 02/07/2018 by P. Higo
Valuable Package (Henry 'Box' Brown)

On June 7, 1849, an amazing tale of one man’s courageous flight from slavery was published in the Emancipator, one of many black abolitionist...

More on Valuable Package (Henry 'Box' Brown) Updated 1/30/18 by P. Higo
"Beware of Kidnappers" (Fugitive Slave Act)

  It could very well be that one of the “worst laws in the history of this country” is not what some might imagine. The Fugitive...

More on "Beware of Kidnappers" (Fugitive Slave Act) Updated 1/30/18 by P. Higo
Lillie B. Kassab Memorial

  Students and visitors have probably passed by the Lillie B. Kassab Memorial thousands of times without too much notice. It was...

More on Lillie B. Kassab Memorial Updated 1/25/18 by P. Higo
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Keep calm the semester is about to end

We know you're getting geared up for the toughest time of the term- FINALS! Don't panic. We have you covered.

The McNichols Campus Library is open extended hours during finals week. Remember to have your Student ID with you.


Sunday, December 10 12:00pm - midnight

Monday, December 11 - Thursday, December 14  8:00am - midnight

Friday, December 15  8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 16 9:00am - 4:00pm


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The Library Also Offers:

Group study rooms

Red and Green Scantrons – 50 cents

Blue Books – $1.00

Color Printing – 25 cents per page

Spiral Binding – (cost varies)

Ear buds - $1.00

Photocopying – 10 cents per page

Scanning (free)

Assistance from a librarian - priceless


When you're ready to relax, we have plenty of DVD's available.

Last updated 12/06/2017 by J. Eisenstein
Constitution day

This year Constitution Day will be celebrated at Detroit Mercy on Monday, September 18, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on...

More on Constitution day Updated 9/14/17 by G. Libbey
Welcome Freshmen!

The UDM librarians are happy to welcome you to the library website.  Here is some news you can use about the library.    ...

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New web site!

Welcome to the new Libraries / Instructional Design Studio web site! As you can see, we've taken some design cues from the University web site,...

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