Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr., Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College, has retired effective Dec. 31, 2010. Hornsby served for 42 years on the Morehouse faculty. He was also chair of the department of history for 30 consecutive years.
Hornsby, one of the nation’s leading scholars in African-American history and African-American studies, also published at least 20 books during his tenure at Morehouse. While at Morehouse, he served on numerous committees, including chair of the Benjamin E. Mays Lecture Committee, as well as numerous committees in his profession. He won many prizes and awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
Last spring several dozens of his former and present students, colleagues, and friends gathered in Atlanta for a three-day celebration of his retirement. The events culminated with a Testimonial Brunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Airport.