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First UGA African-American degree holder honored

Mary Frances Early (Source: uga.edu) Mary Frances Early (Source: uga.edu)
(WTVM) -

The first African-American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia is being honored by the school.

Mary Frances Early received her master's degree 50 years ago in 1962. She is set to speak at a ceremony commemorating her graduation a week from Wednesday Aug. 8.

Early has had an extensive career in music and education, most recently as head of the music department at Clark Atlanta University.

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