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ELECTION 2020; Roots of Georgia's change; Biden's win was made possible by the reverse great migration of hundreds of thousands of Black families

Dec 31, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

As a child in rural, 1950s Georgia, Ralph Evans early on learned the rules of Jim Crow.

"When you were dealing with the white race, you had no standing," the 72-year-old Evans said. "It was Blacks within their area and whites within their area, and the two lines did not meet."

In his 20s, when he got out of the military, Evans didn't return to Georgia, instead following a well-blazed path to Detroit, where he worked for his older brothers, before settling in the San Francisco Bay Are...