Pioneering in the Professions: Integrating the University of Arkansas Schools of Law and Medicine

As Arkansas marked the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School crisis, the University of Arkansas Libraries hosted "Before Little Rock: Successful School Integration," an event series commemorating the less publicized integration of schools including the University of Arkansas Schools of Law and Medicine. As part of the series, George Haley and Christopher Mercer, two of the Law School's Six Pioneers, along with Edith Irby Jones, the first African American to attend the University of Arkansas Medical School, took part in a panel discussion titled "Pioneering in the Professions: Integrating the University of Arkansas Schools of Law and Medicine." The event included the panelists' recollections of their time as students and subsequent careers along with audience questions.

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