To The Mountaintop: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

To The Mountaintop: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

For more than 40 years, she's been a reliable and engaging journalist on public radio and television. But did you know Charlayne Hunter-Gault was a civil rights pioneer while still a teenager...

You've see her on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour and heard her on NPR. But did you know she was an early civil rights pioneer? Charlayne Hunter-Gault joins Kojo to talk about her role as one of two students who fought to desegregate the University of Georgia and gain admission to the school. How her history as the school's first black female student continues to shape her.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

journalist (based in South Africa); and author of "To The Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement" (Roaring Brook / MacMillian Children's Publishing Group)

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In this WSB newsfilm clip from November 21, 1969, Charlayne Hunter speaks to a reporter about her recent visit to the University of Georgia and her feelings about African American students on the campus in Athens, Georgia.

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