NAACP LDF celebrates the 55th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Georgia (UGA) and the courage of award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who was one of the first two African-American students to integrate UGA.  In 1959, Hunter-Gault applied to UGA, but was informed that the dormitories were filled to capacity and could not admit her.  NAACP LDF’s Constance Baker Motley and other attorneys represented Hunter-Gault in a fight to desegregate the university, winning a landmark victory on January 6, 1961 when U.S. District Court Judge William Bootle ordered the admission of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault to UGA. 

Read more on our Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary retrospective.