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Desegregation of the University of Georgia

In September 1960, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, two African American high school classmates from Atlanta, filed suit against the Registrar of the University of Georgia for discrimination in the admissions process. During the trial proceedings, the plaintiffs' attorneys incorporated a revealing line of questioning with UGA President Aderhold which included his testimony in a similar admissions case several years earlier. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, and Mr. Holmes and Ms. Hunter became the university's first black students in January 1961.

Subject

African Americans | Desegregation | Education

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

Athens Civil Case Files, 1956-1971

Date

1960-1961

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 19 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 279228

Coverage

Athens (Ga.)

Original Format

Paper
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