TO much of the nation and the world, the South is Selma. And there will be more Selmas: more demonstrations, more violence, more blind resistance to justice, more bitter words hissed between black and white. But there is another South, a region of quiet, solid, if often agonizing, progress. That other South, all too easily overlooked, was not created this year or ten years ago; it was not brought into being only by an act of the Supreme Court or only by the exertions of the civil rights movement. It has long existed...

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