University of Georgia Black History Tour
The University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education, has fostered the education of Georgians since 1785. However, the University of Georgia was not made available to students of color until January 9, 1961, upon the admittance of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes. This formal integration does not accurately reflect the presence and contributions that African Americans have had on Georgia's campus. Furthermore, the integration of the University of Georgia has simply been the launching point for a tumultuous adjustment period that African American students, faculty, and visitors experienced in 1961 and still experience today. The purpose of this tour is to guide visitors through campus to highlight key history and sites of African American experiences at the University of Georgia.