- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Edwin Harrison
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- College presidents--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia Institute of Technology
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta
- Harrison, Edwin D., 1916-2001
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
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- In the aftermath of riots following the integration of the University of Georgia, Edwin Harrison, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, allowed the admission of Black students in May 1961. Georgia Tech became the first institution of higher education in the South to integrate peacefully and without a court order.
Photograph of Edwin Harrison, former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Shown from the waist up, he looks toward the right and smiles. In the aftermath of riots following the integration of the University of Georgia, Harrison allowed the admission of African American students in May 1961. Georgia Tech became the first institution of higher education in the South to integrate peacefully and without a court order.
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