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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 5:09am

UGA To Screen Documentary On Civil Rights Lawyer

Updated: 3 years ago.
Donald L. Hollowell was lead counsel in the landmark case that saw Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes become students at UGA five decades ago.(Photo courtesy uga.edu.)

The University of Georgia has set a screening of a documentary about the lawyer who helped the first two black students gain admission in the early 1960s.

The premiere of "Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice" was set for Jan. 10, but it was postponed because of icy weather.Now it's set for Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

Hollowell was lead counsel in the landmark case that saw Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes become students at UGA five decades ago.

The documentary was produced by two UGA faculty members and administrators. It is narrated by Hunter-Gault, who graduated from UGA in 1963 and went on to become an award-winning journalist.