The Negro's flight from the South is quickening.
Between 1940 and 1950, according tc U.S. Census Bureau figures released last week, seven Southern states lost an overall total of 249,360 Negroes, while their white population increased by 2,046,511. Georgia lost 21,440, Alabama 1,621, Mississippi 86,984, Arkansas 55,300, Oklahoma 31,410, Texas 41,279, Kentucky 11,326.
Where had the Negroes moved? Some had moved to booming Florida, whose Negro population increased 89,830. But most had moved North.
Last week's figures showed that the tide of Negro migration to the North, begun just after the Civil War,...