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Frank A. Hooper
April 21, 1895 Judge Frank Arthur Hooper, Jr born, Americus, Georgia (Sumter County).
  Frank A. Hooper
June 16, 1959 United States District Court Judge Frank H. Hooper rules that although he does not have the power to order integration, he does have the power to end segregation. He orders the Atlanta City Schools to desegregate
  Frank A. Hooper
  The Road to Integration
May 9, 1960 Judge Hooper sets a deadline for the desegregation of Atlanta schools at May 1, 1961
  Donald L. Hollowell
  Frank A. Hooper
  The Road to Integration
February 5, 1965 Lester Maddox, as owner of the Pickrick Restaurant, is ordered by Judge Hooper to end discrimination at the restaurant or close. Maddox chooses to close the restaurant rather than serve blacks
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  Lester Maddox
February 11, 1985 Judge Frank A. Hooper dies.
  Frank A. Hooper


Begining his legal career as law clerk to Judge Walter F. George, Hooper became close friends with Richard B. Russell while Russell was Speaker of the Georgia House. As Governor, Russell appointed Hooper to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Follow a 9-year stint as a teacher at Atlanta Law School and serving as Superior Court Justice of the Atlanta District, in 1949 Hooper was appointed to the U. S. District Court.

He played pivotal roles in the integration of Atlanta city schools, the integration of the University of Georgia and ordered future governor Lester Maddox to seat African-Americans at Pickwick Restaurant. Maddox closed the restaurant rather than be forced to integrate.




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