The Donald L. Hollowell Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia will continue the legacy of one of our nation’s greatest advocates for social justice. The focus of this position includes:

  • Advocate for social and economic justice for individuals, families, and communities
  • Educate and prepare leaders and scholars who will be instrumental in the elimination of oppression and inequality
  • Research, study, and disseminate information and scholarship on the civil rights movement, social justice and reform, and policy-related issues
  • Collaborate with the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies to advance civil rights scholarship while contributing more broadly to enhancing local and national discourses on diversity and equity.

    The professorship was endowed in April 2010 and was announced by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., chair of the endowment committee, at the world premiere of the documentary Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice at the Woodruff Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. The documentary was produced by the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies.