Living History –

History makers Mary Lee Hendrix, of Blair (left), and Charlayne Hunter-Gault appeared together recently during a conference at the University of South Carolina. Hendrix, Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Homes were the first blacks to integrate the University of Georgia in the 1960s and Hendrix, who received her Master’s in Library Education from the University of Georgia, was the first black to integrate the Oconee County School system in Watkinsville, Ga. She organized four libraries in the county during the 1960s.

An autograph session was held for Charlayne’s book, “To the Mountain Top – My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement.” They both were happy to share stories about their history. Hendrix serves as the Media Specialist and Assistant Professor at Benedict College. Hunter-Gault serves as the SCC Correspondent in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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