Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr. interview
@ Atlanta History Center
Hornsby, Jr., Dr. Alton Merritt, Carole
DescriptionIn 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.
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