Census Reveals Great Reversal of 'Great Migration'

Friday, March 25, 2011

The latest Census confirms that once-segregated Southern cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Miami are luring African Americans from northern metro areas like New York and Chicago. Today, 57 percent of the nation’s black population now lives in the South, which is the highest it's been since 1960. Why are we witnessing a Great Reversal of the Great Migration? For the answer we speak with Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.”

Shelton Haynes, Assistant Director of Housing for Atlanta who, along with his entire extended family, reversed his parent’s migration to New York seeking a better life in the suburbs of Atlanta.  


Shelton Haynes, Hsi-Chang Lin and Isabel Wilkerson

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