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Hollowell, Donald

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"As one of a handful of black lawyers practicing civil rights law in the 1950s and 1960s, Donald Hollowell was instrumental in the movement to desegregate public institutions throughout Georgia. During his long career Hollowell provided counsel to student activists during the Atlanta sit-ins, defended Martin Luther King Jr. and other demonstrators during the Albany Movement, and successfully litigated the landmark case integrating the University of Georgia (UGA). In 1966 he became the first African American regional director of a major federal agency when U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to oversee the southeastern regional office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."--"Donald Hollowell (1917-2004)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 17, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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