Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969


Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969

Officers with nightsticks, riot helmets, and gas masks form a line on South University at Church Street, June 1969

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

Collection info: OOH

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Students returning from a three-day sit-in at the Administration Building


Students returning from a three-day sit-in at the Administration Building

Minorty students on South University returning from a three-day sit-in at the UM Administration building.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

Collection info: Sinclair papers 850 AC UA1 Aa2 Box 38 AA Students

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First Hash Bash, 1971


First Hash Bash, 1971

The first Hash Bash brought thousands of young people to Diag on April Fool's Day 1971 to celebrate Ann Arbor's lenient penalties for smoking marijuana.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Procession of students on South University, June, 1969


Procession of students on South University, June, 1969

On a hot June night in 1969, over 1,000 youths tried to "liberate" South University and turn it into a "People's Park." On the third night of escalating conflict, city police and sheriff's deputies responded to rock throwing by using tear gas and nightsticks to clear the street. This incident symbolized for many the political and social upheaval of the time.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Protesters at the New City Hall, 1963


Protesters at the New City Hall, 1963

The 1963 City Hall, designed by architect Alden Dow, became an instant magnet for demonstrations. Even before landscaping was completed, picketers began protesting to end discrimination in rental housing based on race, creed, color, or national origin. Passage that year of the first fair-housing ordinance in the state reflected Ann Arbor's concern for civil rights and social issues. In 1956 a new charter had replaced a government run primarily by citizen committees with a professional staff led by a city administrator. A variety of municipal services — public housing, historic preservation, recycling, golf courses, and swimming pools — responded not only to population expansion, but also to new ideas of the role of local government. The new building gathered city departments, including police and the district court, at one location, but within two decades discussions began about additions or replacement.

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Ann Arbor Police Officers in Riot Gear


Ann Arbor Police Officers in Riot Gear

Police in riot gear in front of Federal Building.

Courtesy of Lt. Michael Logghe, the Ann Arbor Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor.

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Nazi Party rally


Nazi Party rally

Courtesy of Lt. Michael Logghe, the Ann Arbor Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor.

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Arresting a demonstrator


Arresting a demonstrator

Courtesy of Lt. Michael Logghe, the Ann Arbor Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor.

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Arresting a demonstrator


Arresting a demonstrator

Courtesy of Lt. Michael Logghe, the Ann Arbor Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor.

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