Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA
On January 9, 2020 the UGA Main Libray opened the new exhibit "Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA."
The installation begins in the Main Library’s lobby with reproduction items and graphic panels that focus on the events of 1961, drawn from the "Making Space" exhibit at the Special Collections Building. The exhibit then continues into the first-floor main hallway of the building, spotlighting the career achievements of Holmes and Hunter-Gault after their graduation from UGA in 1963. Fabric panels in the space explore milestones in the six-decade journey toward a more inclusive and diverse campus, including 2020 announcement of Phaidra Buchanan as UGA’s first Black Rhodes Scholar.
Mikayla Tribble, a student docent at the UGA Special Collections Building, created the following virtual tour of this physical exhibit.</p