Mary Frances Early was the first black student to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962.
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Mary Frances Early was the first black student to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962.

Next month, the University of Georgia's College of Education will bear the name of a trailblazer.

Mary Frances Early was the first black student to graduate from the school in 1962.

GPB Morning Edition host Leah Fleming interview Mary Frances Early

She went on to become the music coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools, as well as a professor at Morehouse and Spelman.

Now, Early’s name will grace UGA’s College of Education, starting in February.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvitINs8bsU&ab_channel=GPBNews

GPB’s Leah Fleming down with Mary Frances Early in GPB’s studio to talk about the accomplishment and her long road to recognition.

Early talks about her decision to transfer to UGA, her first day on campus, her eventual recognition from the school and her message today for those who want to inspire change.