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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

White Flight: The Strategies, Ideology, and Legacy of Segregationists in Atlanta

Princeton University
Published November 28, 2005


On November 3, 2005, Dr. Kevin Kruse of Princeton University's History Department spoke at Emory University about several themes developed in his book White Flight (2005), a study of segregationists' strategies and ideologies in Atlanta. White Flight argues that the movement of whites out of southern cities from the 1940s through the 1970s was part of a broader political withdrawal prompted by the civil rights movement, and that the roots of modern southern conservatism can be found in this confrontation.


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