BLAIR — History makers appeared together during a conference at the University of South Carolina.
During the 1960s Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes integrated the University of Georgia and Mary Lee Hendrix, who received her master’s degree in library education from the University of Georgia, became the first black child to integrate the Oconee County School System in Watkinsville, Ga.
Hendrix organized four libraries in Oconee County. At the event Hendrix received an autographed copy of Hunter-Gault’s book, To the Mountaintop.
They both enjoyed sharing stories about their history as they reflected on those tumultuous times.