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An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia & In my Place


reviewed by Julian Bond 1993

coverTitle: An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia & In my Place
Author(s): Calvin Trillin, Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens
ISBN: 0820313882, Pages: 180, Year: 1991
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I was a member of the Georgia State Senate in January 1983 when the University of Georgia's most celebrated student sent shock waves across the state by suddenly dropping out of school. The lieutenant governor gaveled us into silence to announce dramatically: "Members of the Senate, Herschel Walker has left the university!" No school in the state was revered as much as the home of the "Dawgs," and no Georgia student -- black or white -- had been as well known or subject to as much scrutiny since two young black Atlantans opened its doors by becoming the first blacks at the all-white university in 1961, making it possible for all Georgians to bemoan Walker's abdication twenty years later. The integration, under federal court order, of the University of Georgia was one of a series of state-federal legal clashes that hastened the demise of state-sanctioned segregation in higher education, encouraged black southerners in their activism, and introduced young black heroes and heroines as standard bearers and role... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 95 Number 1, 1993, p. 127-131
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 137, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 10:08:27 PM

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