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Day 23 Woman of the Day: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award winning journalist and former PBS NewsHour correspondent, is Day 23 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this pioneer woman below.

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Integration, activism, courage

ABOVE: Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter on the day they graduated from the University of Georgia.

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY month, I am counting down 28 — because there are 28 days in February — young African Americans (or groups of African Americans) who played significant roles in breaking racial barriers and/or fighting injustice before and during the Civil Rights Movement. 539 more words

JANUARY 11: Two integrate U. of Georgia

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, 1961.

ON THIS DATE in 1961, Hamilton Holmes, nineteen, and Charlayne Hunter, eighteen, registered for classes at the University of Georgia en route to becoming the first African Americans to attend the college. 305 more words

Little Known Black History Fact: Charlayne Hunter Gault and Hamilton Holmes


Charlayne Hunter-Gualt and Hamilton E. Holmes were civil right trailblazers who were at the center of integrating the University of Georgia. The pair were the first Black students admitted at the school on this day in 1961, after launching a lawsuit with the assistance of the NAACP. 323 more words


Legendary Actress Pam Grier, Essence Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor Among Women Of Power Legacy Award Honorees

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2014 — BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit on March 3, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 1,473 more words


National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Award winners inspire students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A public forum set the stage for the National Civil Rights Museum’s annual  Freedom Awards Tuesday.

Hundreds of school students heard from trailblazers during the public forum at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ. 247 more words