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Item # 566888
January 8, 1961
THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, January 8, 1961
* Charlayne Hunter-Gault
* University of Georgia 1st African-American student - Racial tensions
This 50+ page newspaper has a six column headline on the front page: "Closing of Georgia U. Threatened Over Coed" with subheads and small photo of Hunter. (see)
Other news of the day throughout. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Hunter-Gault was born to US Army Chaplain Charles S.H. Hunter Jr., and Althea Ruth Brown in Due West, South Carolina. She spent most of her childhood in Covington, Georgia, and attended Henry McNeal Turner High School in Atlanta.
In 1961 Hunter-Gault and Hamilton E. Holmes were the first African-American students to attend the University of Georgia, ending racial segregation at that institution. Though Her dormitory, Myers Hall, would later became the center of racial riots early-on, she graduated from the University of Georgia in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ) from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Category: The 20th Century