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In His Memory, In Her Honor


The Desegregation of the University of Georgia

"No one, throughout the long-drawn-out process, ever spoke of fear.

- Charlayne Hunter-Gault

"In His Memory, In Her Honor" is an annual program focused on remembering the chronicles of Hamilton E. Holmes, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the desegregation of the University of Georgia. The program is scheduled each year during the Spring semester in partnership with the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

On January 9, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter become the first African Americans to register at the University of Georgia. By 1963, Hunter and Holmes graduated from the university. Hunter then began medical school at Emory University and Hunter became a journalist.

Holmes went on to become an othopedic surgeon and medical school professor. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha initiated at Morehouse College. He died in 1995.

Hunter-Gault, is a world-famous journalist with notable works in The New York Times and The New Yorker. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta initiated at Wayne State.