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Dr. Andrew Silver, associate professor of English, writes the documentary play Combustible/Burn, performed at Mercer’s Backdoor Theatre. This play is the result of an intensive project, funded by a grant from University Commons, in which four Mercer students help Dr. Silver interview a total of 120 people active in the early civil rights movement in Macon. Nearly every word of the play comes directly from these interviews and the research Dr. Silver and the students conducted in Mercer’s Jack Tarver Library.