History Department
History Department

Littlefield Lectures #2: Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr.

Wed, March 30, 2011 | GSB 2.124

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Detail from book cover edited by Hornsby
Detail from book cover edited by Hornsby "Companion to African American History"

The History Department is proud to announce the 2011 Littlefield Lectures will be presented by Professor Emeritus Alton Hornsby Jr., the author of In the Cage: Eyewitness Accounts of the Freed Negro in Southern Society, 1877-1929 (1971), Southerners, Too?: Essays on the Black South, 1733-1990 (2004), ‘Zell, we hardly knew ye’: Senator Zell Miller and the Politics of Region, Gender,  Class and Race (2007), and Black Power in Dixie: The Political History of African Americans in Atlanta (2009).

Professor Hornsby has also published extensively on black Atlanta and has completed several African-American history textbooks.

Last lecture:

DATE: Wednesday, March 30
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: GSB 2.124
TITLE: “The Failure of Black Radicalism in the Post-Emancipation South”

Both events are free and open to the public.

Hornsby, a graduate of Morehouse College and The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. '69), is the Fuller C. Callaway Professor Emeritus of History at Morehouse College and former editor of the Journal of Negro History. He recently retired after 42 years of teaching and 30 years of service as department chair.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hornsby to our campus.

Image of book cover courtesy of Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Detail from image by: Huspah Congregation, 1994, oil on canvas, 45.72 x 60.96 cm. © Jonathan Green. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Abraham L. Warsaw. Photograph by Tim Stamm. Cover design by Richard Boxall Design Associates

Sponsored by: History Dept.

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