Maurice Hobson, author of

Maurice Hobson, author of "The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta." / On Second Thought

For generations, Atlanta has been known unofficially as the black capital of America. In 1971, Ebony magazine called Atlanta the "black mecca of the South." We talked with Georgia State University professor Maurice Hobson, who challenges that notion in his new book.