TRIBUTE TO DR. ALTON HORNSBY
 


Southern Conference on African American Studies Inc.
Dr Alton Hornsby

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Alton Hornsby on Friday September 1st 2017. Alton Hornsby Jr., a native of Atlanta, was the Fuller E. Callaway professor of history EMERITUS at Morehouse College and former editor of theJournal of Negro History. His previous works included Southerners, Too?: Essays on the Black South 1733-1990, A Short History of Black Atlanta, 1847-1993, African Americans in the Post Emancipation South: The Outsiders View and Companion to African American History.  He was an honored member of SCAASI and he will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. The Morehouse History department is coordinating final arrangements.

In the interview, Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr. discusses his involvement in the Atlanta Student Movement. He recalls picketing businesses that would not sell to African Americans or only offered limited employment to black applicants. Hornsby describes his involvement with the march on the Georgia State Capitol in May of 1960; discusses his family background and growing up in Atlanta; and recalls his fight against segregated seating on public transportation. He ends the interview with his assessment of the leadership conflict between older and younger leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and recounts the historical context of race relations in Atlanta. Atlanta History Center Published on May 3, 2016   Catalog Number: VIS 180.016.001

Background:


Alton Hornsby Jr. was born in _______________ in 19_____.  He is the son of _____________ &____________.  Hornsby grew up in the __________________ where he developed his love of history and culture. He became particularly interested in the historical plight of African Americans.  Alton Hornsby Jr. received a Bachelors degree in History from Morehouse College. He later earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Hornsby worked as faculty in the Morehouse History Department for 42 years, 30 of which he served as department chair.  He was very active on campus and demonstrated his commitment to students and professional scholarship. He served on many University committees. He also chaired the Benjamin E. Mayes Lecture committee.


Fellowships and Awards:


Dr. Hornsby spent several years in Austin. At UT Austin Dr. Hornsby held a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Southern Education Foundation Fellowship and a University Fellowship. The professor returned to his Morehouse College home where he became a Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History. Dr. Hornsby taught African American history until his retirement in December 2010. According to published reports, students, colleagues, friends and family celebrated his retirement for three days.  The concluding event was a commemorative brunch with stories from students and colleagues. 


Research, Professional Works:


Dr. Hornsby spent many years of his professional career as a journal editor. From 1976 to 2001 he edited the Journal of Negro History. For 25 years he enforced high journalistic standards that made the Journal of Negro History the premiere journal for Black studies researchers. in the United States. He also edited “The Papers of John and Lugenia Burns Hope” for Blackwell’s Companion to African American History and the Dictionary of Twentieth Century Black Leaders


Publications:

In 2004, he wrote the Introduction for the 17th edition of Who’s Who Among African Americans.

In 2006 he published A Short History of Black Atlanta, 1847-1990,

In 2007 he wrote "Southerners Too?: Essays on the Black South, 1773-1990," for the Dictionary of Twentieth Century Black Leaders (editor-in-chief and contributor),

The Atlanta Urban League, 1920-2000 (with Alexa B. Henderson; winner of the Adele Mellon Prize for distinguished scholarship),

A Biographical History of African Americans, (with Angela M. Hornsby)

From the Grassroots: Profiles of Contemporary Black Leaders (with Angela M. Hornsby)

Hornsby, Alton (2011-08-23). Black America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-0-313-34112-0.

Hornsby, Alton. Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta (2009)

"South Carolina", in Black America: A State-By-State Historical Encyclopedia, Alton Hornsby, ed. (ABC-CLIO, 2011) p757

Alton Hornsby, Southerners, too?: essays on the Black South, 1733–1990 (University Press of America, 2004) p169

Hornsby, Jr., Alton, ed. Chronology of African American History (2nd Ed. 1997) 720pp.

Hornsby, Jr., Alton, ed. Black America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia (2 vol 2011) excerpt


Professional Associations:

President of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists

President of the Southern Conference on African American Studies.

Executive Council - The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists,

Executive Council - The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Executive Council  - The Southern Historical Association. 


Publications:


Black Power in Dixie: The Political History of African Americans in Atlanta (2009)


“Zell, we hardly knew ye”: Senator Zell Miller and the Politics of Region, Gender,  Class and Race (2007)


Southerners, Too?: Essays on the Black South, 1733-1990 (2004)


In the Cage: Eyewitness Accounts of the Freed Negro in Southern Society, 1877-1929 (1971)

 
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Dr. Hornsby at the Association of Social And Behavioral Scientist Annual Conference.

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