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- DescriptionFrom Reconstruction to recent times, the middle-class black leadership in Atlanta, while often subordinating class and gender differences to forge a continuous campaign for equality, successfully maintained its mantle of racial leadership for more than a century through a deft combination of racial advocacy and collaboration with local white business and political elites. Alton Hornsby provides an analysis of how one of the most important southern cities managed, adapted, and coped with the struggle for racial justice, examining both traditional electoral politics as well as the roles of n-elected individuals influential in the community. Highlighting the terms of Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young, the city's first two black mayors, Hornsby concludes by raising important questions about the success of black political power and whether it has translated into measurable ecomic power for the African American community.
- Author BiographyAlton Hornsby Jr is the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History Emeritus at Morehouse College.
- Author(s)Alton Hornsby
- PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
- Date of Publication29/01/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleSouthern Dissent
- Place of PublicationFlorida
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Florida
- Content Note4 black & white photographs
- Weight508 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine19 mm
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