A Look Back

January 9, 2001 — 40th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the University of Georgia


President Michael F. Adams

Documenting UGA's Desegregation

Maurice Daniels, professor of social work, University of Georgia
Dr. Daniels was executive producer of the documentary "Foot Soldier for Equal Justice: Part I and Part II" which will air on Georgia Public Television Jan. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Historical background

Robert Pratt, associate professor of history, University of Georgia

Video presentation:

"Crossing the Great Divide"

Holmes/Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Roundtable discussion:"Lessons from the Past"

Moderator: Patricia Bell-Scott, professor, Family and Consumer Sciences and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

Panelists and their roles in the 1961 desegregation of the university

  • Constance Baker Motley, attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Carl Sanders, president pro tempore of the senate, Georgia General Assembly
  • George T. Smith, speaker of the house, Georgia General Assembly
  • Ernest Vandiver, governor of Georgia
  • Horace Ward, member of the Holmes-Hunter legal team

Roundtable discussion:"Covering History"
Afternoon program: 2:30 p.m., The Chapel

Moderator: Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor, The Atlanta Constitution

Panelists and their journalistic roles in 1961

  • Kathryn Johnson, Associated Press reporter
  • Ray Moore, WSB-TV correspondent
  • Eugene Patterson, editorial page editor, The Atlanta Constitution
  • Calvin Trillin, reporter for Time magazine

A ceremony to mark the renaming of the Academic Building as the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building will take place immediately following the journalists’ roundtable.