Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum will present Erasing the Color Line, an exhibition detailing the story of integration at Berry College, throughout the month of February. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students/children. There is no charge for admission for children ages 6 and under.
In the fall of 1964, Berry College accepted three black students. It was, as President John Bertrand stated, better to face change and to get on with the job at hand than to be caught in a web of floundering resistance. At a time when schools across the South were wracked by violence and dissent, Berry transitioned from its roots as a school for poor, Anglo-Saxon children to an integrated institution quietly and peacefully, yet the ease of the transition was not foreordained. This exhibit depicts the story of the courageous individuals who led the way in erasing the color line.
Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is a popular attraction and the former home of Berry College founder Martha Berry (1865-1942). It is located at the intersection of Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27 in Rome, Ga. More information is available via the Web at www.berry.edu/oakhill.
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