Charlayne Hunter-Gault's Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement

Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks about being one of two black students who forced the University of Georgia to integrate in 1961, and about her new book,  To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement.

“Hamilton Holmes and I were surrounded by newsmen when we arrived on the Athens campus of the University of Georgia on January 9, 1961.”
“Hamilton Holmes and I were surrounded by newsmen when we arrived on the Athens campus of the University of Georgia on January 9, 1961.”

From To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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“Hamp’s father, Alfred ‘Tup’ Holmes, led the way as Hamp and I walked to the registrar’s office on January 9.”
“Hamp’s father, Alfred ‘Tup’ Holmes, led the way as Hamp and I walked to the registrar’s office on January 9.”

From To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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“Hamp and I left the administration building after successfully registering (finally).”
“Hamp and I left the administration building after successfully registering (finally).”

From To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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“Hamilton Holmes and I embrace, celebrating our graduation from an institution where we had been able to pursue our dreams like all other sons and daughters of Georgia.”
“Hamilton Holmes and I embrace, celebrating our graduation from an institution where we had been able to pursue our dreams like all other sons and daughters of Georgia.”

From To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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“After The New Yorker I went on to work for the NBC television affiliate in Washington, DC and later The New York Times, where this photo was taken.”
“After The New Yorker I went on to work for the NBC television affiliate in Washington, DC and later The New York Times, where this photo was taken.”

From To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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