Mercer students reflect on what Black History Month means to them


In a special video series, Mercer University students recently reflected on what Black History Month means to them and how they’d like to see our country grow in the future.

‘Honor and celebrate’

For senior Tamara Barnard, February is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the too-often neglected history of African Americans. The global health studies and anthropology double-major voiced her hopes for inclusivity, diversity and representation.

‘Know your history’

Senior Genesis Cooper, an English and philosophy double-major, shared how important it is to understand her history and culture and to learn how to use her voice effectively.

‘A time of celebration’

Tessola Duncan, a senior law and public policy major, hopes for a future where people think with their hearts and love, instead of hate.

‘Celebrate the diversity’

Junior Cam Wade, an English and gender studies double-major, wants a future where people are more willing to have discussions about race and diversity.


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