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By Robert A. Pratt

In September 1950, Horace Ward, an African American pupil from los angeles Grange, Georgia, utilized to legislation university on the collage of Georgia. regardless of his amazing educational checklist, Ward acquired a reply—in fact, a bribe—from one of many university's most sensible officers providing him monetary information if he could attend an out-of-state legislations college. Ward, outraged on the unfairness of the proposition and decided to finish this unequal therapy, sued the country of Georgia with assistance from the NAACP, turning into the 1st black scholar to problem segregation at the collage of Georgia.

Beginning with Ward's unsuccessful software to the collage and both unsuccessful go well with, Robert A. Pratt bargains a conscientiously researched account of the tumultuous occasions surrounding the desegregation of Georgia's flagship establishment. depending on archival fabrics and oral histories, Pratt debunks the myths encircling the landmark 1961 determination to just accept black scholars into the college: particularly the inspiration that the college of Georgia desegregated with little or no violent competition. Pratt indicates that after Ward, via then a legal professional, helped litigate for the popularity of Hamilton Earl Holmes and Charlayne Alberta Hunter, collage of Georgia scholars, instead of outsiders, rigorously deliberate riots to inspire the expulsion of Holmes and Hunter. Pratt additionally demonstrates how neighborhood political leaders in the course of the kingdom sympathized with—even aided and abetted--the pupil protestors.

Pratt's provocative tale of 1 civil rights fight doesn't cease with the preliminary criminal choice that ended segregation on the collage. He additionally examines the legacy of Horace Ward and different civil rights pioneers considering the university's desegregation—including Donald Hollowell and Constance Baker Motley—who persisted for a life-time to wreck colour limitations within the South and past. We Shall no longer Be Moved is a testomony to Horace Ward, Hamilton Holmes, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and others who bravely challenged years of legalized segregation.

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