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All year we’ve been covering the issues that matter most to you—the pandemic, the election, policing, housing, and more—and now our end of year membership campaign is here. Will you support our work to ensure we can bring you the same informative local reporting in 2021?

In 1961, Charlayne HunterGault and Hamilton Holmes braved racist mobs and became the first African-American students to successfully integrate the University of Georgia. While that is Hunter-Gault’s best-known achievement, her subsequent years in journalism brought other firsts; during the ’70s, for instance, she persuaded the New York Times to use the word “black” rather than “Negro.” Her autobiographical In My Place, now in paperback, charts her life from the Deep South to the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour; she lectures at 7 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 8th & Independence Ave. SW. $12. (202) 357-3030. (Nathalie op de Beeck)