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Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Alton Hornsby Jr.


Atlanta stands out among southern cities for many reasons, not least of which is the role African Americans have played in local politics. This book studies black politics in the city. From 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. The book provides an analysis of how one ... More

Keywords: Atlanta, southern cities, African Americans, black politics, equality, racial justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032825
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032825.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alton Hornsby Jr., author
Morehouse College