Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

April 17, 2017

Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.

That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.

Recently Bentley Historical Library archivists discovered Wilson did indeed spend her life after U-M teaching Latin and Spanish, marking a dream fulfilled.

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