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July 25, 2011  

‘Foot Soldier’ documentary wins award

July 25, 2011
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Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice, a production of UGA's Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies, has received a bronze Telly Award.

The annual awards program honors excellence in local, regional and cable television programs and commercials as well as video, film and multimedia productions by advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments. In its 32nd year, the competition receives more than 11,000 entries from all over the world. Other 2011 winners included Booz Allen Hamilton, Nickelodeon and Turner Studios.

The documentary was developed by Maurice C. Daniels, dean of the School of Social Work and director of the FSP, and Derrick Alridge, director of the Institute for African American Studies and a professor in the College of Education.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the prestigious Telly Awards, which promotes creativity for the visual arts by acknowledging the very best works from all over the world," Daniels said. "This award is a credit to the interdisciplinary work of colleagues and students who conducted the research and produced this film."

The documentary was developed in partnership with UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and was part of UGA's 50th anniversary of desegregation, celebrated earlier this year.