Civil rights legal professional to be subject of Archives occasion | Information

The Georgia Archives Live Event Lunch and Learn will be open to the public through Microsoft Teams on Friday, May 14, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. “Donald Lee Hollowell: Foot Soldier of Equality” is presented by award-winning professional storyteller Akbar Imhotep.

Join the storyteller Imhotep for a brief and informative visit to Donald Lee Hollowell to learn more about the man, his inspiration and his impact on our past, present and future.

The presentation will only be offered at the live event and will not be uploaded to the Georgia Archives YouTube channel.

Hollowell was a Georgian civil rights attorney.

He successfully sued the integration of public schools, colleges, universities, and public transportation in Atlanta. His legal victory resulted in the release of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Reidsville State Prison.

Hollowell is best known for his instrumental role in securing the desegregation of the University of Georgia in 1961. It is the subject of a University of Georgia documentary entitled “Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice.”

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Imhotep has been an award-winning professional storyteller since 1985. He’s shared stories in schools, libraries, museums, and across Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

He has served as a storyteller at Wren’s Nest, the historic home of Joel Chandler Harris, and as a touring and resident puppeteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Since 2014 he has portrayed the abolitionist Frederick Douglass for the third and fourth graders of the Fulton County School. His repertoire of historical characters includes Louis Armstrong, James Weldon Johnson, and Primus E. King.

The link for the live event will also be posted on the Georgia Archives Facebook page on Friday morning, May 14th. Microsoft Teams currently supports these browsers – Internet Explorer II, Microsoft Edge, RS2 or higher, the latest version of Chrome, and the latest version of Firefox.

If you want to use an iPhone or tablet, you may need to download the Teams app.

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