1964: Cooperative Extension becomes integrated

The Civil Rights Act promotes racial integration of separate Extension programs.

African-American state extension staff transferred from Savannah State College to UGA Cooperative Extension headquarters in Athens and the Fort Valley State campus.

Prior to the Civil Rights Act, there were two segregated branches of Extension. Each branch held its own camps and staff. Although programs were segregated, 4-H demonstrations and competitions were often integrated within the same venue, but winners of each branch were awarded separately.