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Mary Frances Early: A life of quiet courage and great accomplishment

Mary Frances Early — who became the first African American to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962 — is being honored by UGA as a courageous trailblazer. But her influence extends far beyond Athens. For more than five decades, Early, who is now 82 and living in Decatur, has been a passionate advocate for music education in Georgia and the nation.

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