Horace T. Ward reflects on his role in UGA desegregation
Thursday, January 27th, 2011, 4:41 pm
Former Clerk of Court Luther “Dan” Thomas interviews Judge Ward during a luncheon at the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Bar Association on Nov. 18, 2010.
Sixty-one years ago, when Horace T. Ward, now a federal senior judge, sought admission to the University of Georgia School of Law, the state tried to bribe him to leave Georgia. The Georgia Board of Regents offered to pay Ward the difference between in-state tuition at UGA and out-of-state tuition anywhere else, plus travel money and a small stipend—a policy that Georgia had adopted in an effort to preserve its segregated public schools. Read the story »