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Students demonstrate against racism, police brutality in on-campus march

Derrick Buie attends the Equal Justice March and Vigil on Sept. 4 at Mercer University.

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

September 8, 2020

Approximately 400 Mercer students, faculty and staff marched through campus Sept. 4 protesting racism and police brutality in Mercer’s first Equal Justice March and Vigil. Afterwards, over 100 demonstrators gathered in Willingham Hall for a rally and vigil where protest organizers read the names of Black people killed in high-profile instances of police brutality and racism in efforts to raise greater awareness of racism in America.

Letter to the Editor: Faculty condemn racial violence and police brutality and commit to anti-racism

Letter to the Editor: Faculty condemn racial violence and police brutality and commit to anti-racism

June 23, 2020

The statement was written and overwhelmingly supported by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Juneteenth: What is it and how can we commemorate it?

The Juneteenth flag was first raised in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, by designer Ben Haith, according to the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation.

Chance Allen, Lead Writer

June 19, 2020

The enslaved were “free” as the Emancipation Proclamation was finalized in 1863, but it wasn’t until two and a half years later that it was actually celebrated and implemented within society.

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