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Holmes/Hunter Academic Building

 
 
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 10, 2008
1. Holmes/Hunter Academic Building Marker
Inscription. On Jan. 6, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first two African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia when they walked past the historic Arch and into this building to register for classes. On this day, January 9, 2001, as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the desegregation of the University, we salute the courage and fortitude displayed by these students and their families in paving the way for others to follow.
 
Erected 2001 by University of Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 57.44′ N, 83° 22.512′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street (U.S. 78). Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Holmes/Hunter Building on the Old (North) Campus of the University of Georgia. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red and Black (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Toombs Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Herty Field (about 400 feet away, measured
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
2. Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
The Holmes/Hunter Academic Building is actually two buildings joined together. The building on the left was built in 1831 as a classroom and library; it was known as the Ivy Building. The building on the right was built in 1862 as a larger library. The two buildings were joined in 1905; the columns were added at this time.
in a direct line); Abraham Baldwin (about 600 feet away); The Stoneman Raid (about 600 feet away); Old College (about 600 feet away); First Flight in Georgia (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
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