February 4, 2021: UGA Campus Read Kick-off Event

An Education in Georgia: Then and Now

To kick off the campus-wide reading event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of desegregation at the University of Georgia, UGA alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault participated in a conversation with longtime New Yorker columnist and author Calvin Trillin to discuss his book An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia (UGA Press).

The conversation was moderated by Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence, associate professor, Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, UGA.


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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 50 years in the media industry, extending her work at various times to all media including The New Yorker,  NBC, The New York Times, PBS, NPR and CNN.  She is also the author of four books, including In My Place, an autobiography and To The Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement. Her latest is an e-book, Corrective Rape, looking at the criminal way men in South Africa abuse lesbian women by attempting to “correct” their sexuality. Her upcoming book upcoming book features a collection her almost 60 years of print articles focusing on the subjects she calls “My People.” She continues with the PBS NEWSHOUR with a special series called Race Matters, looking at solutions to racism and is a highly sought after lecturer and moderator. Charlayne is the wife of former banker Ronald Gault and the mother of two children—Suesan, an artist and singer, and Chuma, an actor and director.


Image Credit: London King

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963, concentrating his reporting on America. As the Nation’s “Deadline Poet,” he writes weekly verse on the news of the day. In addition to his books of reportage, he has published memoirs, comic novels, and books of verse. His books include Remembering DennyObliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in RhymeTepper Isn’t Going OutAbout AliceQuite Enough of Calvin TrillinJackson1964, and No Fair! No Fair! (with Roz Chast).



Support for this event was provided by the generous contributions of Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale, Sandra and Cecil Hudson, Joan and Gary Bertsch, Bertis and Katherine Downs, and The Dan and Sara Wyche Coenen Fund in honor of Harold W. Rittenberry