Students Supporting Affirmative Action


In the early 2000s, the University of Michigan was sued by several students over admission policies involving affirmative action. Affirmative action is the "activity and/or policy that helps groups affected by discrimination obtain equal access to opportunities, especially in employment and education" Several students felt they were denied admission to the University of Michigan based on their race. The Michigan Constitution was amended to prohibit race as a part of the admissions process. This poster was used during demonstrations at the United States Supreme Court in support of affirmative Action.

Date Made: 2003

Referenced: University of Michigan

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Political History: Political History, Civil Rights Collection, Princeton Posters


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Credit Line: Smithsonian

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0154.10Accession Number: 2003.0154Catalog Number: 2003.0154.10

Object Name: Sign

Physical Description: white; blue (overall color)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm


Record Id: nmah_1201195

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