The Democrats Atlanta: A City of Changing Slogans

It was never really the City Too Busy to Hate, but it is a town that is still hustling to escape its own roots

I spent a year in the Gate City to the South, which was then still known to some as the Dogwood City, around the time it was trying to become the City Too Busy to Hate. That's the way people in Atlanta might think of it, and that's the way I think of it. We share a weakness for slogans. This was at the beginning of the '60s, and I was a reporter covering the civil rights story. Those who traveled the South back then -- reporters or regional auditors or salesmen with the Southeast territory -- came to roost at...

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