THE NEGRO LEAVES THE SOUTH.

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      The article discusses the implications of the migration of Negro population from rural to urban communities, from southern states to the metropolitan centers of the U.S. The South's percentage of the nation's Negro population, which was over 90 percent before 1900 and bad dropped to only 77 percent by 1940, reached 60 percent in 1960. Although the South's Negro population will likely continue to grow, the proportion of the South's total population which is Negro will decline. Except for the worldwide population explosion itself, the movement of Negroes from the southern part of the United States has without a doubt been the greatest and most significant sociological event of the country's recent history. Its repercussions will be felt for a long time and the social problems like education, housing, health and interracial adjustment will be most difficult to solve. The great danger is that the adjustments needed will be much too little and too late. Perhaps one of the most obvious demographic and hence socially significant consequences of the migration of Negroes from the South to large cities is that the flood of Negro migrants cannot and will not be contained within the old corporate city limits of the metropolitan central cities.