Southerners, Too? challenges the view that "southern heritage" refers to white southerners only by revealing that, historically and culturally, African-Americans have been integral to southern life and history. In much of the public and scholarly debates on the display of the Confederate flag, "southern heritage" has been seen in the context of the white south. Although there are some published works on the black southerner, in the debate and in some of the literature, African-Americans are either invisible or appear in an ambivalent manner. The intent of this work is to encourage a new focus on the Black South.
Alton Hornsby, Jr. is Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College and former Editor of the Journal of Negro History. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Historiography and Methodology: The Changing Vicissitudes of Black Historiography; Drum Major on the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the great Man Theory of History; The Central Theme Revisited- Again; European Intellectuals and Southern Ne Chapter 4 State and Local Studies: A Brief History of African-Americans in Georgia, 1933-1868; The Albany Movement Within the Context of Local and Georgia History Chapter 5 Religion: Religious Practices of Black in Atlanta, Georgia, 1865-1990 Chapter 6 Education: The Freedmen's Bureau Schools in Texas, 1865-1870; "The Colored Branch University" Issue in Texas- Prelude to Sweatt vs. Painter; Black Public Education in Atlanta, Georgia: From Segregation to Segregation, 1954-1973 Chapter 7 Politics and Civil Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in/Atlanta, Georgia; "Not Eaves Please:" Race, Class and Atlanta's First African American Commissioner of Public Safety, 1974-1978 Chapter 8 Economics: Roots of Rural Poverty Since 1914; Historical Discrimination in Atlanta's Marketplace Chapter 9 Individuals: The Legacy of Grace Towns Hamilton to the Development of the City of Atlanta; Andrew Jackson Young: May or Atlanta, 1982-1990; Martin Luther King, Jr: The Man and His Philosophy