Society & Culture
The Legend of the Black Mecca- Dr. Maurice J. Hobson
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Georgia State University's Alonzo A. Crim Center hosted Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University, Dr. Maurice J. Hobson who discussed his publication, The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta.
Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip-hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers.
Recorded October 25, 2017
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