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The Ford School welcomes Ford School alumni and friends back to Ann Arbor this fall during Homecoming Weekend!
Enjoy an afternoon showing of Black and Blue - The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game, complete with movie snacks and the opportunity to visit Weill Hall. New Ford School Dean, Michael S. Barr, will provide welcome remarks and Professor Barry Rabe will give an introduction to the film.
About the film
When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934, the Wolverines were forced to bench their best player, Willis Ward, because he was an African-American. The incident infuriated Ward's best friend on the team, a future president by the name of Jerry Ford, who threatened to quit the team in response. The friendship that began in the Big House lasted all the way to the White House. This is the story of two schools, two friends, and a game that changed everything.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Kensington Hotel (3500 South State Street) for October 26-28, 2017 for Ford School alumni.
The cost is $319/night and a two-night minimum stay is required for Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
To make a reservation, call 734-761-7800 or 1-800-344-7829 on or before September 27, 2017. The room block is listed as Ford School.
RELATED EVENT: Homecoming 2017 Michigan v. Rutgers