Honoring those who broke down barriers
On January 9, 1961, two courageous students, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, took heroic steps on the University of Georgia’s campus to enroll as students followed by Mary Frances Early, who entered graduate school that summer.
Their legacies continue as they have contributed a lifetime of public service to their communities. Because of these students, the university now boasts a diverse campus made of numerous nationalities, races and ethnicities.
Among the brave and determined students in FACS were Cathy Dunaway, Marian Turnipseed and Bridget Weaver Greene, who shared her story with us in 2018, our centennial year.
The 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA provides an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come as an institution. It also reminds us that the work of diversity and inclusion is ongoing.