Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 02/04/2019

The documentary Mary Frances Early: The Quiet Trailblazer will be show Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Tate Student Center Theater. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., followed by the documentary at 6 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket: https:// bit.ly/ 2CkXz48

Mary Frances Early: The Quiet Trailblazer, narrated by  journalist Monica Pearson, chronicles Early’s integral role in the campaign for racial equality that helped open the door of educational opportunity for generations of African Americans at the University of Georgia. The film traces Early’s struggle as a central figure in the desegregation of the University of Georgia and her triumph as the first African American to earn a degree on August 16, 1962. Utilizing an array of archival materials, collections of personal papers, news coverage, along with personal interviews, the documentary also covers Early’s formative years and illuminates her superior academic and professional achievements.

The screening is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. 

 

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