Mary Frances Early was honored with an official UGA portrait in 2018. Now, the university has proposed naming its College of Education after her.
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Mary Frances Early was honored with an official UGA portrait in 2018. Now, the university has proposed naming its College of Education after her.

Mary Frances Early is a trailblazer. While Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes were the first African-Americans admitted to University of Georgia as undergrads in 1961, Early was the first to graduate. She earned a master's degree in music education.

Last week, UGA announced an initiative to name its College of Education after Early. Last year, when UGA was celebrating 100 years of education groundbreaking women, On Second Thought spoke with Early about her experiences as the first African-American student to graduate from the Georgia college. We hear that conversation.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Mary Frances Early.

 

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