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January 12, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1961 

* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes
* University of Georgia 1st African-American students

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEORGIA STUDENTS RIOT ON CAMPUS; TWO NEGROES OUT" with subhead and photo of Hunter-Gault leaving campus. Coverage continues on page 20 with another photo of Hunter-Gault sitting in a classroom.
Complete with all 60 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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