Then & Now
Many people – community members, students, religious leaders, and Mercer faculty and staff members – worked together to make the University's integration not only possible, but also relatively peaceful during a time fraught with tension and anxiety. Their goal was to make the transition smooth for not only the Mercer community, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the African-American students who were admitted to Mercer during those first years of integration.
We invite you to take a look at the following personal accounts of this pivotal moment in our community's history in hopes that you will better understand what it took to make integration at Mercer a reality. And if you are inspired to share their stories on Twitter, join our celebration with #mercer50th.