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UGA To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Desegregation

Updated: 4 years ago.
(Image courtesy International Women's Health Coalition.)

One of the first blacks to register at the University of Georgia after the school was desegregated is returning to the college to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a 1963 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at UGA. Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist who has worked for The New York Times, National Public Radio and CNN. She returns to the campus on Jan. 9, the anniversary of the day she and Hamilton Holmes became the first two African-Americans to register for classes at UGA. On Jan. 10, Hunter-Gault will deliver a 50th anniversary lecture.

On Jan. 11, she will join in a campus-wide discussion about her 1992 memoir, "In My Place."

 

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http://desegregation.uga.edu

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