Athens community members, University of Georgia students and faculty protested the university administration’s response to demands for UGA to acknowledge its history of slavery on April 29.
About 60 people marched from Tate Plaza through North Campus to protest outside the UGA Administration Building. The protest was against the university administration’s response to demands for UGA to acknowledge its history of slavery.
After the presidential election of 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology distinguished professor Charles Stewart III vowed to never advertise an open-door policy when inviting students to his apartment to watch election returns again. On April 26 in Baldwin Hall, Stewart spoke at the George S. Parthemos lecture about the progress of election performance since the 2000 presidential election.
Irami Osei-Frimpong went through a hearing led by the University Judiciary for charges of completing a university form dishonestly. The graduate assistant originally came under fire in January for comments he made on social media.
The Athens Coalition for Recognition and Redress held its first community event regarding the remains uncovered during an expansion project at Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus in 2015. Local activist groups such as Athens for Everyone and United Campus Workers of Georgia comprise the coalition.
If approved, the College of Education would be the first college at UGA named after an African American alumni.