An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia / Edition 1

An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia / Edition 1

by Calvin Trillin
     
 


In January 1961, following eighteen months of litigation that culminated in a federal court order, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first black students to enter the University of Georgia. Calvin Trillin, then a reporter for Time Magazine, attended the court fight that led to the admission of Holmes and Hunter and covered their first week atSee more details below

Overview


In January 1961, following eighteen months of litigation that culminated in a federal court order, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first black students to enter the University of Georgia. Calvin Trillin, then a reporter for Time Magazine, attended the court fight that led to the admission of Holmes and Hunter and covered their first week at the university--a week that began in relative calm, moved on to a riot and the suspension of the two students "for their own safety," and ended with both returning to the campus under a new court order.

Shortly before their graduation in 1963, Trillin came back to Georgia to determine what their college lives had been like. He interviewed not only Holmes and Hunter but also their families, friends, and fellow students, professors, and university administrators. The result was this book--a sharply detailed portrait of how these two young people faced coldness, hostility, and occasional understanding on a southern campus in the midst of a great social change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820313887
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author


Calvin Trillin, a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker (where An Education in Georgia originally appeared as a series of articles), also writes a syndicated newspaper column. His many books include Travels with Alice, Enough's Enough (and Other Rules of Life), and American Stories.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1935
Place of Birth:
Kansas City, Missouri
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1957

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