2022 Ivan Allen Jr. Social Courage Prize Symposium

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    • Wednesday April 20, 2022
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Biltmore Hotel Ballrooms
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Summary Sentence: The 2022 recipients are Ford C. Greene (1944 - 2020), Ralph A. Long Jr., and Lawrence Williams, Georgia Tech’s first Black students, and Ronald Yancey, Tech’s first Black graduate.

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2022 Ivan Allen Jr. Social Courage Prize Symposium 

“Georgia Tech Trailblazers”: Ralph A. Long Jr., Lawrence Williams, Ronald L. Yancy and, posthumously, Ford C. Greene

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Biltmore Hotel Ballrooms, West Peachtree and Fifth St., Atlanta

Moderated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the 2022 Ivan Allen Jr. Social Courage Prize Symposium panelists will consider challenges--1961 laws, social discrimination, university admissions decisions--that the first Black students enrolling at Georgia Tech and their community supporters navigated, the students’ experiences on campus and their achievements, and how ensuring equity in higher education contributes to social progress. Following the panel discussion, the awardees will offer remarks.


  • Dr. Raheem Beyah, Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Brian Blake, President, Georgia State University  
  • Ms. Shelbe Johnson, GT senior majoring in ChBE 
  • Dr. Willie Pearson, Professor of Sociology, History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • State Rep. David Wilkerson

Learn more and RSVP here: https://ivanallenprize.gatech.edu/welcome

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology, Global Media and Cultures (GMC), School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of Modern Languages

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  • Created On: Mar 28, 2022 - 9:47am
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