Education: Break in Georgia

The University of Georgia has long claimed that it does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race or color. But in all its 175 years, not a single Negro student has entered its classrooms. Last week Federal District Judge William A. Bootle ordered the university to admit immediately a "qualified" Negro boy and girl. Their entry will crack the total segregation of all public education, from kindergarten through graduate school, in Georgia—and in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina as well.

For 18 months, Hamilton Holmes, 19, and Charlayne Hunter, 18, had tried to get into the university. They graduated...

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