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Clarke Historical Library Current Exhibit:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

125 Years through 125 Voices
Celebrating Central Michigan University’s 125th Anniversary

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Central Michigan Normal baseball team, circa 1895-1900

The Clarke Historical Library will celebrate CMU’s 125th anniversary with the opening
of a new exhibit focusing on the people who have been part of the CMU experience.


Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series – Fall 2017

All presentations will be held in the Park Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Each presentation will be followed by a reception in the Clarke Historical Library.


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ThursdayOctober 5
Video: “Newcomer Legacy:
A Vietnamese-American Story in West Michigan”
The video tells the stories of nine individuals from West Michigan, ranging from 30 to 70 years old, who re-settled in the Grand Rapids area. Alan Headbloom, the film’s producer, will join us.




dhs_2016_127_025_web.jpgThursday, October 19
Joel Stone, “Remembering the Detroit Rebellion”
In creating the exhibit, “Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward,” Joel Stone, senior curator of the Detroit Historical Society, was charged with scouring hundreds of oral histories as well as working with over 100 advisors and partners to encompass the many perspectives that exist about the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. How he did it and what he learned are the centerpiece of this evening’s presentation.



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Video: “All or Nothin"
Share a casual but elegant evening with filmmaker Charles K Campbell as we view and critique his first feature film, “ALL OR NOTHIN.” “AON” is a narrative drama that recounts the 1853 Boone County, Kentucky, slave escape and the Underground Railroad players that made this event possible. 








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