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Title Interview with Alton Hornsby
Reference AV 180.16
Library Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Collection Name Voices Across the Color Line Oral History Collection, VIS 180, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Collection Overview This oral history program was developed as a means to expand the information regarding Civil Rights activities in Atlanta and in Georgia. The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events that are mentioned include the student movement centering around Atlanta University; The Committee On Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that are discussed on the tapes include desegregation of the public schools and libraries and the organization of Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.).
Date 26 Jan 2006
Description Professor Hornsby is Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College. In this interview he discusses sit-ins at the State Capitol and demonstrations at Rich’s department store and Atlanta Public Library.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Civil Rights and Black Power; Protest and Race Riots
Keywords education, university, church, wages, Jim Crow laws, police, segregation, schools, transport, migration, family, business, sit-in, civil rights, community protest, students, violence, leadership, radio, desegregation, interracial, voting rights, politics
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People King, Martin Luther, Jr
Organisations/Associations Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Hornsby, Alton
Interviewer Merritt, Carole
Date of Recording 26 Jan 2006
Duration 00:58:48
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center