The Institute of the Black World and Atlanta as Black Intellectual Mecca in the 1970s

Derrick E. White, Dartmouth College In the August 1971 issue of Ebony Magazine, which examined the South after the civil rights movement, editor John H. Johnson explained, “Today with the legal maneuvering almost complete and the long-sought civil rights laws firmly on the records, many blacks are looking backward to the land of their birth. […]

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