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Testimony from Hamilton E. Holmes, et al. vs. Walter N. Danner, Registrar

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Creator:United States. District Court (Georgia : Northern District : Atlanta Division)
Title:Testimony from Hamilton E. Holmes, et al. vs. Walter N. Danner, Registrar
Date:1960
Description:

The transcript includes the testimonies of Walter Danner and Hamilton Holmes, among others.

On January 6, 1961, federal district court Judge W. A. Bootle ordered the immediate admission of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to the University of Georgia, ending 160 years of segregation at the school. Bootle's decision precipitated a constitutional crisis for state legislators, who passed legislation several years earlier mandating an immediate cut-off of state funds to any white institution that admitted a black student. As rumors circulated Athens and Atlanta regarding the possibility of the university's closing, college administrators urged students to remain calm and observe their usual routines. Order did prevail on campus until January 11, when an angry mob gathered outside Hunter's dormitory, causing significant property damage and garnering negative publicity for the university and the state. In the wake of the disturbance, state officials condemned the rioters and ultimately repealed the laws barring state support of integrated schools.

Local identification number: National Archives Identifier: 641654

Types:Civil court records | Testimonies | Text
Subjects:Bootle, William A. (William Augustus), 1902-2005 | Holmes, Hamilton, 1941- --Trials, litigation, etc. | College integration--Georgia--Athens | Segregation in education--Georgia--Athens | University of Georgia | United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.960948, -83.3779358
Collection:Civil Case Files, 1938-1995, Records of the District Courts of the United States
Institution:National Archives at Atlanta
Contributors:United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Atlanta Branch
Original Material:

Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009, Civil Case Files, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter v. Walter Danner, Registrar of the University of Georgia, Civil 450, 1959 - 1964, National Archives at Atlanta.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://catalog.archives.gov/id/641654