The University of Georgia marked the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with a series of events beginning on Sunday, January 9 and continuing through Monday, February 28. The theme of the commemoration was "Celebrating Courage" – not only of the pioneering students who broke the color barrier, but of those who supported them and those who came after.
The legacy of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, who bravely walked on to the UGA campus on January 9, 1961 to register for classes, and of Mary Frances Early, who entered graduate school that summer, continues today as students, faculty, staff and alumni work together to build a diverse university that is welcoming to all.
The opening week of anniversary events brought back to campus some of the key figures from 50 years ago. The celebration continued with events planned by many campus units. See Media Coverage for YouTube videos, articles and more.