In My Place

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
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The award-winning correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment-by-moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19-year-old, she challenged Southern law--and Southern violence--to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation.

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

Well describes her loneliness at university in Georgia. There were just 2 blacks. Her black schooling perhaps didn't prepare her. She was good friends with Calvin trilling. She has a great smile. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a journalist and former NPR correspondent. She chronicled her experience as one of the first two black students to enroll in the University of Georgia in her memoir In My Place. Hunter-Gault also received two Emmys and a Peabody for her work on the NewsHour series, Apartheid's People. Her other works include To the Mountaintops: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement and New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance.

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