About this Event
320 S Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602
In January 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first Black students to enroll at the University of Georgia. Their courageous act was a landmark event in University history and in the broader struggle for civil rights. Created to honor the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA, this exhibit displays original items held by the UGA Special Collections Libraries and items loaned by the Holmes family. Graphic panels will highlight moments in Black history at UGA over the decades - marking additional milestones and the evolving campus community.