Desegregation of higher education
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
Hatfield, Edward A
DescriptionEncyclopedia article about the desegregation of universities and colleges in Georgia, beginning with the University of Georgia in 1961. Under court order, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter began attending the University of Georgia on January 9, 1961. One of their lawyers, Horace T. Ward, had unsuccessfully tried to apply to the University of Georgia Law School in the 1950s. Georgia Institute of Technology voluntarily integrated in August 1961. Two of the state's private schools, Emory University in Atlanta and Mercer University in Macon, integrated in 1962 and 1963 respectively. Other Georgia institutions, including Berry College in Rome and Fort Valley State College, are also discussed.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
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