By Robert A. Pratt
In September 1950, Horace Ward, an African American pupil from l. a. Grange, Georgia, utilized to legislations tuition on the collage of Georgia. regardless of his outstanding educational list, Ward got a reply—in truth, a bribe—from one of many university's best officers delivering him monetary information if he could attend an out-of-state legislation tuition. Ward, outraged on the unfairness of the proposition and decided to finish this unequal remedy, sued the nation of Georgia with assistance from the NAACP, turning into the 1st black scholar to problem segregation at the college of Georgia.
Beginning with Ward's unsuccessful program to the college and both unsuccessful go well with, Robert A. Pratt deals a conscientiously researched account of the tumultuous occasions surrounding the desegregation of Georgia's flagship establishment. depending on archival fabrics and oral histories, Pratt debunks the myths encircling the landmark 1961 choice to just accept black scholars into the college: particularly the thought that the collage of Georgia desegregated with little or no violent competition. Pratt exhibits that after Ward, by means of then a legal professional, helped litigate for the attractiveness of Hamilton Earl Holmes and Charlayne Alberta Hunter, college of Georgia scholars, instead of outsiders, rigorously deliberate riots to motivate the expulsion of Holmes and Hunter. Pratt additionally demonstrates how neighborhood political leaders through the nation sympathized with—even aided and abetted--the pupil protestors.
Pratt's provocative tale of 1 civil rights fight doesn't cease with the preliminary felony selection that ended segregation on the collage. He additionally examines the legacy of Horace Ward and different civil rights pioneers all in favour of the university's desegregation—including Donald Hollowell and Constance Baker Motley—who persisted for an entire life to damage colour boundaries within the South and past. We Shall no longer Be Moved is a testomony to Horace Ward, Hamilton Holmes, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and others who bravely challenged years of legalized segregation.
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