Nation: The Image

In 1961, Charlayne Hunter became the first Negro girl ever to enter the University of Georgia. Last June, she became the first Negro girl to graduate. Yet Charlayne always insisted that she should not be considered a symbol of the civil rights struggle or even a national representative of her race. "I'm not representing anybody," she once said. "I'm not an ideal girl or the perfect student." Though she was sometimes called upon to speak before civil rights groups, she felt "like a hypocrite ... all that We Shall Overcome business. I believe in it, sure. But there are some things...

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