50th Anniversary of Integration

Beginning with an August 28 observance of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the University will commemorate over the course of this academic year both the anniversary of Mercer’s integration and Dr. King’s call for an end to racism in America and the creation of a beloved community.

Under the theme “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating a Half-Century of Integration at Mercer University,” alumni, students, faculty, staff, trustees and others will reflect on the progress we have made within our University community and nation over the past 50 years.

But the work is not done. Through lectures, programs, classroom discussions, service initiatives and conversations across our campuses, we will also redouble our efforts to make Dr. King’s dream a reality at Mercer and in our communities.

Check this website often throughout the year to join in the conversation and to learn about the past, the present and the future. Also check the website for news and announcements concerning programs and initiatives associated with this historic commemoration. And, join the conversation on Twitter: #mercer50th.