Today's Date: June 23, 2024
New Research Indicates the Need for Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Address Health Disparities   •   Shop, Sip, and Support Social Justice Programs at Five Keys Furniture Annex in Stockton, California, on Saturday, June 22nd from   •   Government of Canada supports high school students across Canada in developing projects to promote healthy living in their schoo   •   Media Advisory: Arvest Bank Awards $15,000 CARE Award to University District Development Corp.   •   WORK BEGINS ON THE ANWATAN-MIGUAM PROJECT IN VAL-D'OR   •   Statement by ministers Pascale St-Onge, Gary Anandasangaree, Patty Hajdu and Dan Vandal on National Indigenous Peoples Day   •   Otipemisiwak Métis Government Celebrates the Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Salay Prayzaan Solar Farm   •   Statement - Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation celebrates community development achievements and National Indigenous Peoples D   •   Freedmen’s Town Community Investment Initiative Launches   •   Media Advisory: Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson Visits Affordable Apartment Complex in Dallas   •   Produced by Renegade Film Productions/Chameleon Multimedia, Obscure Urban Legend ‘Sweaty Larry’ to Be Invoked for Fi   •   Lifezone Metals Announces Voting Results from its 2024 Annual General Meeting   •   Maximus Named a Top Washington-Area Workplace by The Washington Post   •   SCOTUS Ruling in Rahimi Case Upholds Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors, BWJP Experts Celebrate   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day   •   Fairness for Indigenous Peoples in Nova Scotia   •   Susan G. Komen® Warns of Dire Impact from Braidwood Management, Inc. et al. v. Xavier Becerra et al. Ruling That Will Force   •   Lexus & Amazon Music Present "Destination .Paak - The Lexus GX Remix" on World Music Day   •   Chinatown Storytelling Centre Opens New Exhibit: Neighbours: From Pender to Hastings   •   Daylu Dena Council celebrates grand opening of multi-purpose building in Lower Post, British Columbia
Bookmark and Share

Law School To Re-enact Desegregation Case

 

ATHENS, GA  – A re-enactment of the legal trial that desegregated the University of Georgia will be held Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the School of Law’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, U.S. District Court Judge Horace T. Ward, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Maureen Downey and local attorney Kenneth I. Dious. 

“This is a chance to take a step back in time, hear actual dialogue from the trial and witness firsthand some of the issues that were raised,” second-year law student and event co-organizer Sarah L. Wooten said. “I am confident the law student portrayal of this case and the legal panel discussions will provide new insights of this momentous event that shaped UGA and paved the way for change.”

In 1961, the Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes trial concluded with then-U.S. District Court Judge William A. Bootle declaring that “[t]he two plaintiffs are fully qualified for immediate admission to [the] university and would already have been admitted had it not been for their race.” Now, 50 years later, the testimony of Holmes and Hunter will be heard again in a courtroom setting along with other highlights from the proceedings.

Further exploring the desegregation of UGA will be two of the law school’s first six African-American graduates, Benham (J.D.’70) and Dious (J.D.’73), along with Ward, who was denied admittance to the School of Law during the 1950s and later became the first African-American to sit on a federal bench in the state of Georgia. Downey, who has written about local, state and federal education policy at theAtlanta Journal-Constitution for the past 12 years, also will participate in the panel, which will be moderated by School of Law professor Lonnie T. Brown, holder of the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

This event is part of the observance of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UGA and is presented by the School of Law’s Davenport-Benham Black Law Students Association.



STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News