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Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, by Maurice C Daniels. Foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. An in-depth biography of noted civil rights leader Donald L. Hollowell, Saving the Soul of Georgia is the latest publication of Maurice C. Daniels, Founder of the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies. 
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Key civil rights leader Jesse Hill passes away at 86. Bell was the first black member of the UGA Board of Regents and founder of the first black newspaper in Atlanta.
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Mary Frances Early donates personal papers to the Foot Soldier Project's collection at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. First Black graduate of the University of Georgia delivers boxes of significant documents to the Foot Soldier Project's collection of memorabilia from the Civil Rights Movement.
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Hollowell documentary wins Telly!  "Donald Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice" has won a Bronze Telly at the 32nd Annual Telly Awards. 
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New Web site launched for civil rights project cofounded by UGA faculty.  Research including more than 60 video interviews with civil rights figures and leading public officials from Georgia and around the country is showcased on a new Web site for the Foot Soldier Project (FSP) for Civil Rights Studies.  Read more >


UGA to award honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Vernon Jordan.  The University of Georgia will award an honorary degree to Vernon E. Jordan Jr., who began his career helping desegregate UGA and became a national civil rights leader, top Washington lawyer and adviser to presidents and business tycoons.
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Vernon Jordan thanks Dean Maurice Daniels for his role in honorary degree from UGA.  A copy of the letter sent to Dean Maurice Daniels.
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Maurice Daniels named dean of UGA School of Social Work.  Maurice C. Daniels, a teacher, researcher and administrator in the University of Georgia School of Social Work for 26 years and a noted scholar of the civil rights movement in Georgia, has been named the new dean of the school. Read more >


 Attorney Donald L. Hollowell, 1917-2004   Read more >


 Judge W.A. "Gus" Bootle, 1903-2005   Read more >


UGA education professor and co-director of the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies Derrick Alridge one of 10 rising stars in academe featured in Black Issues in Higher Education
University of Georgia education professor Derrick P. Alridge is one of 10 outstanding young African-American scholars in the nation featured in this month’s edition of Black Issues in Higher Education. Read more >


Director of UGA’s Russell Library and member of the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies faculty Sheryl Vogt  recipient of the Scone Foundation’s 2004 Archivist Award
Sheryl B. Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia, is the 2004 recipient of the Archivist of the Year Award. Read more >


Dr. Asa G. Hillard, Georgia State University Professor of Education praises Horace T. Ward: Desegregation of the University of Georgia, Civil Rights Advocacy and Jurisprudence.
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