UGA will premiere a documentary about the late civil rights pioneer Donald Hollowell at
6 p.m. April 15 in the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Jasmine Guy, singer, dancer and actress, will serve as special co-host for the evening.
Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice is a production of the School of Social Work’s Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies. It chronicles the life of Hollowell and includes highlights of his service as lead counsel in the case that led to the desegregation of UGA.
The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of the self-titled television courtroom series. Panelists include Vernon E. Jordan Jr., chair of the Hollowell Professorship endowment committee; the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Mary Frances Early, the first African-American UGA graduate; and Federal Judge Horace T. Ward.
Tickets for the premiere are $100 and are available through April 9. Proceeds will support the Donald L. Hollowell Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies in the social work school. Tickets and additional information are available online at www.dlhprof.uga.edu.