An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan
PREMIERED DECEMBER 16, 2017
Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan
Over 200 years, the University of Michigan has borne leaders in every discipline that have shaped our lives in a multitude of ways, but always on a clear path that began in a classroom. An Uncommon Education – Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan is a short-form documentary series that aired on Detroit Public TV throughout 2017 as part of a multimedia effort to recognize 200 years of the University’s role as an educator and institution in the state, nation and world.
Spread over ten broadcast and web vignettes, An Uncommon Education is not simply an anecdotal, this-date-in-history review of major moments in the University’s timeline. Each vignette attempts to track the evolution of how the institution ignited the sparks necessary for world-changing minds, attitudes and accomplishments from the 19th century through the new millennium. Even the earliest stories of the University’s origins did not just deal with sepia-toned recollections, but traced the repercussions of those events into our contemporary times and the future.
An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan is made possible by a grant from the Stanley & Judith Frankel Family Foundation.