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August 01, 1974 - Image 8

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Thursday, August 1, 1974
Migration patterns show
population shift to South
WASHINGTON 6P) - Arthur timated numerical changes in
Jones didn't plan it that way, net migration to the South are
but he's turned out to be an much more significant."
example of what government To focus the trend, Census dis-
analysts see as a fundamental regarded southern states like
change in the ebb and flow of Florida, Texas and Virginia,
Americans' migration patterns. tvhich have consistently had
Jones remembers growing up more people moving in than are
in Columbia, S. C., when high- moving out.
way patrolmen ordered Jones That leaves 11 states: Ala-
and some friends to lie face bama, -Arkansas, Georgia, Ken-
down on some railroad tracks. tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
"Nigger, let's see how fast North Carolina, Oklahoma,
you can run," a patrolman South Carolina, Tennessee and
muttered and started counting. West Virginia.
Jones and his friends ran. At The steady drain of popula-
the count of 10, the policemen tion from the 11 was most pro-
opened fire. nounced in the 1930 census,
Now, after 10 years in the Ar- when people leaving the states
my and a degree from How- over the previous 10 years out-
ard University, Jones is back numbered new arrivals by 1.6
in Columbia. The South's million, and in 1959, when net
changed stance toward a black otit-migration totalled 2.6 mil-
man was an important factor lion.
In the North people are occupied with
things like crime and air pollution. Here
(in the South) the human rights possibili-
ties are better."

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drawing him back, but on a vis-
ceral level, "I just had to get
back 'to my roots."
Charles Ravenel, a Harvard
graduate and former Wall
Street investment banker, also
cites his roots as a strong fac-
tor pulling him back to Colum-
Jones is an official of the
South Carolina Council on Hu-
man Rights. Ravenel, a white,
is running for governor. They
are among many southerners
returning home, and for the
first time since the Civil War,
more people are moving into
instead of away from the area
comprising South Carolina and
10 other rural southern states.
The Census Bureau says that
at the same time, the tide has
reversed in the northern indus-
trial states, with more people
moving out.
Ca lif or n ia's population
increase due to immigration
has dropped from 13 per cent a
year in 1970 to 2 per cent last
year. Florida has replaced the
Golden State as the state with
the largest population increase.
The rural states of the Great
Plains are attracting a net in-
migration for the first time,
But the Census Bureau said:
"Although the rate of migra-
tion change in those small nor-
thern states is striking, the es-

Lawrence Toliver,
uth Carolina resident
Migration away from the
states diminished to a 4.3 per
cent a year rate by 1970 as new
industry developed .The flow
reversed after that and now
shows a net increase due to mi-
gration of 3.1 per cent a year.
Only Louisiana, Alabama and
Mississippi failed to show a net
The changes were most dra-
matic among blacks, whose net
movement out of the South ran
about 1,5 million a year over
the last 30 years.
Now, according to Census, its
figures indicate the blacks who
streamed into northern indus-
trial cities have disappeared as
a source of in-migration for
northern and western cities.
The figures don't show rea-
sons behind the trend.
But for Lawrence Toliver, an
Aliqutippa, Pa., native who's
now one of Jones' colleagues at
the Council on Human Rights,
his personal reasons for mov-
ing South run deep.
"There's a lot to be done,"
he said. "But I think we can
bring about some- important
changes. There's not as much
going on down here distracting
"In the North people are oc-
cupied with things like crime
and air pollution. Here the hu-
man rights possibilities are bet-

TODAV-_C-A/.W. (_-4"n12.l_2 .''.i.10_7.15-O.1(o

"I will establish a night court for traffic cases.
Working people should not have to take off a
whole day from work just to wait around for
a five minute court appearance. The lost wages
could be more punishment than the fine."
Burgoyne for 15th District Judge
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