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Fri, 01.13.1961

Holmes v. Danner is Ruled

*On this date in 1961, Holmes v. Danner was decided.  This was a civil rights case won to permit the desegregation of the University of Georgia.  Hamilton Holmes, a minor, by his father and next friend, Alfred Holmes, and Charlayne A. Hunter, a minor by her mother and next friend, Mrs. Althea Brown Hunter, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Walter N. Danner, Registrar of the University of Georgia, Defendant. 

United States District Court MD Georgia, Athens Division.  Horace T. Ward, Atlanta, and Constance B. Motley, New York City, represented the plaintiffs.  Filed on September 2, 1960, their complaint against Walter N. Danner, Registrar of the University of Georgia, sought a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining him from refusing to consider their applications and those of other Negro residents of Georgia for admission to the University of Georgia upon the same terms and conditions applicable to white applicants; from failing and refusing.  Both Plaintiffs graduated in 1963. 

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