Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr., Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College, retired December 31, 2010. Dr. Hornsby served for 42 years on the faculty of Morehouse College where he also served chair of the department of history for 30 consecutive years. He was one of the nation’s leading scholars in African-American history and African-American studies. service.
As the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc. (ASBS) mourns his passing, we also celebrate his legacy and his dedication and commitment to the Association. Dr. Hornsby served as the President of ASBS in 1984-1985. In 1989, he was the recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Award. He received the Marguerite Rogers Howie Distinguished Service Award in 2005 is recognition of his outstanding service to the Association. Additionally, he served on the Executive Board for many years.
Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr. passed on September 1, 2017. His funeral will take place on Friday, September 8th, 11:00 am, at the Ray Charles Center on the Morehouse College campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Services for Dr. Hornsby are handled by Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home-West End Chapel, 1003 Ralph Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, (404) 758-1731.
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