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Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr. interview

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Creator:Hornsby, Jr., Dr. Alton
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr. interview
Date:2006 Jan. 26

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.

Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Booker T. Washington and Price High Schools and graduated from Morehouse College.

Local identification number: VIS 180.016.001

Subjects:Hornsby, Alton Parker, Sr. | Hornsby, Lillie Newton | Bond, Julian, 1940-2015 | Futch, Ovid | Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984 | King, Martin Luther, 1899-1984 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Borders, William Holmes, 1905-1993 | Hill, Jesse, 1926-2012 | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Law enforcement--Georgia--Atlanta | Sports & recreation facilities--Georgia--Atlanta | Education | Religion | Student movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Price High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team) | Greasy Spoon Cafe (Atlanta, Ga.) | McCrory's Five & Dime Store | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Campbell County (Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | United States, Georgia, Butts County, 33.28785, -83.95717 | United States, Georgia, Butts County, Jackson, 33.29457, -83.96602
Collection:Voices Across The Color Line Oral History Collection, 2005-2006
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
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MSS 990, Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry RD, Atlanta, GA 30305

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