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Not too far from the bustling city of Atlanta is the smaller, lesser-known city of Stockbridge. Over the last few years, Black residents have been moving into this developing region, creating a more ethnically diverse population. This residential trend eventually led to the election of an all-Black city council. In their last election, the first Black mayor was elected, thus solidifying their all-minority municipality.

Nestled in a gated community is Stockbridge’s pride and joy neighborhood, Eagles Landing; a golf club community and home to many of the city’s White residents. After the new Black mayor was sworn in, a group of residents led by a White female advocate moved swiftly to create their own city, separate from Stockbridge. This action was met with fierce opposition from the leadership of Stockbridge. Read More