Integration of the University of Georgia

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, the first African American students admitted to the University of Georgia, arrived on campus to register for classes on January 9, 1961. Protests and riots by white students who were opposed to the university's desegregation resulted in a temporary suspension for Hunter and Holmes, but the two soon returned to campus after a series of court orders and began their studies. Both graduated in 1963.

Courtesy of Walter J. Brown Media Archives, WSB Television Newsfilm Collection, University of Georgia Libraries

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries