Historic Markers Across Georgia

Holmes/Hunter Academic Building,

Marker ID: UGA 
Location: UGA, just south of the University of Georgia Arch on Broad St., Athens, GA
County: Clarke
Coordinates: N 33° 57.440    W 083° 22.512
  33.957333    -83.3752
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FJ
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, Marker  


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.

Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building,
Photo by David Seibert


Holmes and Hunter actually registered on Jan. 9.