University of Michigan to host Bicentennial Detroit Festival Friday, 9/15 at 4 pm

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DATE:  4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
INFORMATION: U-M Bicentennial

4-4:30 p.m.

A ceremony to commemorate the 1817 founding of the University of Michigan in Detroit and 200 years of history with emcee Carmen Harlan, U-M alumnus, Emmy award-winning journalist and retired WDIV-TV news anchor.   

Speakers include:

  1. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

  2. U-M President Mark Schlissel

  3. Frank Ettawageshik, executive director, United Tribes of Michigan

  4. U-M Regent Michael Behm


  1. U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance students

  2. Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

  3. U-M Marching Band Alumni Band


4:30-7 p.m.

Booths, live musical performances, food trucks, exhibits and more to celebrate U-M and Detroit.

LOCATION: Grand Circus Park West, 1572 Woodward Ave., Detroit

INFORMATION: All events free and open to the public.

SPONSOR: University of Michigan Bicentennial Office


Interested in more history about the Maize & Blue? Check out DPTV's video series that highlights U of M's 200 year legacy:

A Century of Voices
If artistic and creative expression are a key component to a university education, one need not look further than Ann Arbor’s “Big House of the Arts,” Hill Auditorium. This segment explores not only the significant musical moments that have occurred on its stage, but also the great voices like Martin Luther King, Jr., that have shared their ideas from its lectern and inspired generations of students.

A True University
From its earliest origins, the University of Michigan has functioned under an idea first put forth by Thomas Jefferson, that a university education should be something everyone has access to, not just a privileged few. This segment begins to explore the benefits of higher education.

Watch all of "An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan" here >

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