For decades, Baylor has celebrated Martin Luther King Day as a “day on” to serve our community and learn more about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s celebration kicked off with a panel discussion and firsthand accounts of racial integration at Baylor in the 1970s.
The panel featured Monty Bruell ’79 (second from left), who was admitted as a seventh grader in 1973 as the first black student to attend and graduate from Baylor. Joining Bruell were (left to right) classmate Ned Murray ’79; Rick Montague, who was the associate director of admission at the time; Eddie Hart ’80, who came the following year as a seventh grader; and moderator Tawambi Settles, Baylor’s director of diversity and inclusion. Also pictured is Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75.
View a video of the event below.