Welcome To The Sunny South
The latest issue of GEORGIA BACKROADS magazine (Autumn 2007) has some interesting articles. Two of the articles deal with racism in Georgia’s past. One article is about slavery and the other is about the Jim Crow state of mind.
I don’t see how my progenitors could have condoned such. But apparently they did.
Which brings me to the above picture. I copied it from a great aunt’s collection years ago. She told me this picture was a post card from a picture that was super-big and was on a wall of the Atlanta Airport in the 1940s facing the doors people came in the building from the planes. She told me underneath the picture said “WELCOME TO THE SUNNY SOUTH!”
What was politically correct over 60 years ago is not necessary politically correct today. Time changes.
The mountain in the background has the shape of Kennesaw Mountain here in Marietta.
Labels: Racial Relations