In what may be a sign of the times in the lives of African Americans, studies are finding that the direction of migration is reversing, as many Black folks are relocating to the South. For over a century, African Americans fled to the North to break free horrific treatment, find opportunity and secure an improved quality of life. Since 2000, however, Black folks have been emigrating to the from the urban hubs that once held the promise of the American Dream, to the land many of our great-grandparents left behind.
The Atlanta Post’s coverage of the Census Bureau’s findings reveals the growing migratory shift, which includes a massive decline in New Orleans by way of the destructive domino effects of Hurricane Katrina.
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