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January 20, 1951 Governor Eugene Talmadge attempts to fight integration by asking the legislature to withhold funds from schools which admit black students
February 17, 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, a movie based on a book of the same title by famed Georgia writer Cora Harris, starring Susan Hayward, William Lundigan and Rory Calhoun, is released. It was filmed in Georgia, including extensive work in White County (Helen, Cleveland and Nora Mill)
  White County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
February 20, 1951 Georgia ratifies the 22th Amendment to the Constitution (Presidential term limits)
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
April 12, 1951 [circa] Mary Ball Tinius becomes the first woman to be seated on a jury in Georgia, in White County, Georgia. Legislation had not yet passed allowing women jurors
  White County, Georgia
  Women allowed on jury duty
May 3, 1951 Senator Russell opens hearings on President Harry Truman's removal of Douglas MacArthur. The committee chose not to issue a report, defusing a potentially politically dangerous situation for Truman.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 8, 1951 Martin Luther King graduates from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania with a divinity degree
  Martin Luther King
June 7, 1951 Horace Ward's application to the University of Georgia Law School is rejected.
July 18, 1951 Ezzard Charles loses the world heavyweight boxing championship to "Jersey" Joe Walcott in a fight in Pittsburgh, Penn.
November 20, 1951 Hank Aaron signed by Indianapolis Clowns, a team in the old Negro Leagues. He is one of the reasons they win the 1952 Negro Leagues World Series
  Hank Aaron
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