The University of Georgia celebrates Black History Month annually with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. UGA holds a memorable place in Civil Rights Movement history because of the integration of the university in 1961 by African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes.
What was the first city in Georgia to desegregate their schools?
Atlanta Public Schools desegregation of 1961.
Who was the first person to explore Georgia?
About 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, on a quest for silver and gold, led the first European expedition into the area that is now Georgia.
Which city was the first city in Georgia to integrate its public schools?
On the morning of August 30, 1961, nine African American students headed for the first day of classes at four all-white Atlanta high schools. They were shadowed by hundreds of reporters, dozens of police officers, and crowds of parents, politicians, and onlookers.
Who said the city too busy to hate?
During Allen’s administration, Atlanta was dubbed “the City Too Busy To Hate.” In the summer of 1966, Allen tried to live up to that image by going into the black inner city community of Summerhill to try to calm racial tension. In 1981, Coretta Scott awarded Ivan Allen, Jr. the Martin Luther King, Jr.