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In 1961, Charlayne Hunter–Gault 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)