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A Live Author Event with
GSU Professor and Author Maurice J. Hobson
2020-10-29 18:30:002020-10-29 19:30:00America/New_YorkA Live Author Event withVirtual
Thursday, October 29 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Add to Calendar2020-10-29 18:30:002020-10-29 19:30:00America/New_YorkA Live Author Event withPresented in partnership with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Georgia State University’s Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora and the GSU Library.Virtual
Presented in partnership with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Georgia State University’s Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora and the GSU Library.
GSU faculty member Maurice J. Hobson will present and discuss his work The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta.
For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname the black Mecca. Atlanta's long tradition of black education dates back to Reconstruction, and produced an elite that flourished in spite of Jim Crow, rose to leadership during the civil rights movement, and then took power in the 1970s by building a coalition between white progressives, business interests, and black Atlantans. In his book Professor Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers, complicating the long-held view of Atlanta as a mecca for black people.