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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes registering for classes at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 9

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes registering for classes at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 9
Date:1961 Jan. 9
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on January 9, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, the first two African American students to attend the university, register for classes. The clip begins with Hamilton Holmes sitting at a desk with an unidentified white man. Next, Holmes walks from a car with a white man. Holmes also crosses a street and walks up stairs with a white man and one of his lawyers, Horace T. Ward. Finally, Holmes and Charlayne Hunter are seen filling out forms.

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes first applied to the University of Georgia in the summer of 1959 but were denied based on lack of space according to the university. After several other unsuccessful applications, lawyers for the two students filed a federal lawsuit against the university. On January 6, 1961 federal judge William A. Bootle ordered the university to admit the students and to stop rejecting applicants solely based on race; Hunter and Holmes began attending classes at the University of Georgia on January 11, ending 176 years of segregation.

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The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.

Types:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:Holmes, Hamilton, 1941- | Hunter-Gault, Charlayne | Ward, Horace T. (Horace Taliaferro), 1927- | College students--Georgia--Athens | African American college students--Georgia--Athens | College integration--Georgia--Athens | Segregation in education--Georgia | African American lawyers--Georgia | University of Georgia | Athens (Ga.) | Clarke County (Ga.)
Collection:WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Digital Library of Georgia | Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection | Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online Publisher:Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries | 2007
Original Material:

1 clip (about 1 min.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes registering for classes at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 9, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0970, 18:09/19:22, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/crdl/id:ugabma_wsbn_43223