What Makes The South 'The South'? | AJ+

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So much conversation about the South centers around the U.S. Civil War, but the region's identity, politics and power don't just relate to the past.

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What it means to be Southern has evolved in the last 40 years. What does that mean for a region that's seeing its political power increase?

Learn more here:

U.S. Census Bureau. “2010 Census Shows Black Population Has Highest Concentration in the South.”
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn185.html

Huffington Post. “Most and Least Christian States in America.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/most-and-least-christian-states_n_1547045.html

Encyclopaedia Britannia. “The History of the Confederate States of America.”
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Confederate-States-of-America

Politico. “10 Facts About Secession from U.S.”
https://www.politico.com/story/2012/11/10-facts-about-secession-from-us-083856

New York Times. “Many U.S. Blacks Moving to South, Reversing Trend.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/us/25south.html?mcubz=2

Southern Poverty Law Center. “Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy.”
https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/whoseheritage_splc.pdf

Lee Family Digital Archive.
http://leefamilyarchive.org/

Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga and Emily Gibson
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga and Emily Gibson
Executive producer: Sarah Nasr

Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of Getty, Reuters, Al Jazeera.

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