Once the Southern Democrat bloc was defeated in 1964 and after a significant number of blacks moved north and west and the KKK began to disappear, the South began to change dramatically.<quoted text>
1964. might as well flipped a switch.
There was a boom in the service economy, manufacturing, technology industries and the financial sector.
Numerous automobile production plants opened in Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Major banking corporations opened headquarters in North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.
The Coca-Cola Company and Home Depot as well as cable television networks - CNN, TBS, TNT, Turner South - also helped create economic expansion. The South reported some of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States.
In other words, the landscape changed after 1964.