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Mary Frances Early

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Title:Mary Frances Early

Oral history interview with Mary Frances Early, first African American graduate of the University of Georgia. After the January 1961 desegregation of the University of Georgia by Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, Mary Frances Early transfered as a graduate student in music education from the University of Michigan to the University of Georgia. On August 16, 1962, she became the first African American to graduate from the school. In the oral history, Early speaks about her experiences growing up in Atlanta, her time at Henry McNeal Turner High School and Clark College in Atlanta Georgia, her history with music and teaching, her admission to the University of Georgia in 1961 and her experience on campus, as well as her role as an active alumna of the school and her subsequent career in education.

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Types:Web sites | Oral histories | MovingImage
Subjects:Early, Mary Frances | University of Georgia | University of Georgia--Alumni and Alumnae | University of Georgia--Students | University of Georgia--Students--Attitudes | Segregation in higher education--Georgia--Athens | College integration--Georgia--Athens | Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens | College students--Georgia--Athens | African American college students--Georgia--Athens | Women college students--Georgia--Athens | Universities and colleges--Admission | Race relations | Athens (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race discrimination--Georgia--Athens | High school students--Georgia--Atlanta | African American high school students--Georgia--Atlanta | United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.960948, -83.3779358 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:Goin' back : remembering UGA
Institution:University of Georgia Office of Public Affairs
Contributors:University of Georgia Office of Public Affairs | University of Georgia. Alumni Association
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