The story of Atlanta’s struggle with segregation was centered on neither the crusade of civil rights activists nor the reactionary resistance of segregationists. Instead, that struggle centered on the moderate coalition of white politicians, elite businessmen, and African American leaders who dictated the pace of racial change. However, the perception of “close cooperation” did not… Read More “The City Too Busy to Hate:” Atlanta and the Politics of Progress
**This posting reflects only the Introduction. Reference: Kruse Presentation November 28, 2005. Introduction In stories spun by its supporters, Atlanta had—according to Mayor William Hartsfield—become “the city too busy to hate.” It would seem that Atlanta, from the perspective of countless admirers, from the press, and from the President of the United States, was the modern example… Read More Kruse (2005) “White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism.