University Of Georgia To Honor First Black Graduate

Aug 14, 2012
Originally published on August 14, 2012 4:00 am

Mary Frances Early arrived at the university in the summer of 1961 as a graduate student during the height of desegregation in the South. Riots caused the first black students at the university to be temporarily suspended, and that's when Early was quietly getting her degree. Critics suggest Early's accomplishments have been largely overlooked.