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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Southern migration fuels gains for blacks

"I told the guys in my old golf group in Pittsburgh that I'm not coming back. You can come to visit me," he recalled telling his friends in the western Pennsylvania city, "but I'm not moving back there."

Robinson, the vice president for resource development at the Heart of Florida United Way, is part of the most recent wave of blacks to move into the South — a reverse migration that has fueled some major gains for blacks.

During the 1990s, the South's black population grew by nearly 3.6 million people, more than in any other sector of the country.

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