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Mary Frances Early Book Launch for "The Quiet Trailblazer"


The University of Georgia's First Black graduate was back on campus Tuesday afternoon. Mary Frances Early discussed her autobiography, the “The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia.”

“I wrote this book because I felt that there needed to be a written account of my time at UGA…and it’s part of UGA’s history and I’m part of UGA’s history too.”

It's part of UGA's history and I'm part of UGA's history too.

The book covers her life from childhood to now.

“Growing up in Atlanta, there was no way you could escape the racism, and I was very aware of from early childhood, I did not like being made to feel like a second class citizen.”

UGA Women’s Basketball Coach Joni Taylor hosted the conversation with Early, which was also livestreamed.

The book is being distributed by UGA Press. UGA’s College of Education was named in honor of Early in  February 2020.

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