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UGA to screen documentary on civil rights lawyer

ATHENS, GA (AP) - The University of Georgia is hosting a screening of a documentary about the lawyer who helped the first two black students gain admission in the early 1960s.

"Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice" will premiere Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Hollowell was lead counsel in the landmark case that saw Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes become students at UGA five decades ago.

The documentary was produced by two UGA faculty members and administrators. It is narrated by Hunter-Gault, who graduated from UGA in 1963 and went on to become an award-winning journalist.

The screening is 1 of the opening events for UGA's celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the campus.

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University of Georgia: http://www.uga.edu

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