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OpEd: Breaking UF Racial Barriers
The Gainesville Sun (2008)
  • Pedro A. Malavet

An OpEd describing the legal and personal struggle to desegregate the University of Florida College of Law on the 50th Anniversary of the matriculation of the first African American Student, George Starke. The essay describes how Virgil Hawkins was the last lead plaintiff in the litigation that produced Mr. Starke's matriculation and led to the graduation of W. George Allen.

  • Desegregation,
  • Civil Rights,
  • University of Florida,
  • Virgil Hawkins
Publication Date
Fall September 18, 2008
Citation Information
Pedro A. Malavet. "OpEd: Breaking UF Racial Barriers" The Gainesville Sun (2008)
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