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Red and Black Headline, January 9, 1961


Integration @ UGA

Until 1961 the University of Georgia, like all Georgia state institutions of higher education, was segregated by both state law and social tradition. On January 6, 1961, history was made when the state's flagship school was issued a court ruling that ordered the immediate admission of two African American teenagers, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, and set the stage for the university to be thrust into the national spotlight as it dealt with the ensuing controversy, violence - and change.

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Compiled by Renna Tuten and Emily Olivier, 3 May, 2012