“Holmes v. Atlanta: Changing the Game” was curated by a team of HSOC students (HTS majors Anna Arnau, Ericka Brundage, Hayden Gregg, plus doctoral student Renee Shelby) working under direction of Mary McDonald and Jennifer Sterling. The exhibit documents the life of Alfred “Tup” Holmes, a Black golfer whose successful Supreme Court suit compelled integration of the Bobby Jones Golf Course and other public recreational facilities in Atlanta and throughout the U.S.

In a matter of roughly ten weeks, the HSOC team pulled together an extensive series of panels that fill the walls of a large reception space at the course’s clubhouse. One highlight for me was a map showing locales where forty-some subsequent civil rights cases were won based on citations to Holmes v. Atlanta.

The exhibit will remain on permanent display at the club, so be sure to check it out when you get a chance! Here is an awesome panorama photo taken of the students' careful curation. 

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