the Deep South


: the states in the most southern and eastern part of the U.S. and especially Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Examples of the Deep South in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city’s Black population had grown by hundreds of thousands during the Great Migration, many moving in search of jobs and a better life away from the racial violence of the Deep South. Jessica Gallagher, New York Times, 3 June 2024 Further examination of the materials published as part of those attacks reveals language that hearkens back to the same excuses used for lynching in the Deep South. TIME, 14 May 2024 Buffalo also provided an important reminder that, despite the focus of much of Wells’ work being the Deep South, racist terrorism has never been a uniquely Southern phenomenon. TIME, 14 May 2024 Their departure created a nursing shortage and the city of New York recruited young Black women from the Deep South to fill the void. Melissa Noel, Essence, 7 May 2024 This is the Deep South, after all, where anti-union attitudes are enshrined in state constitutions. Stephan Bisaha, NPR, 6 May 2024 Many participants in the Freedom Rides of 1961 were also college students and were confronted with violent mobs who met them in the Deep South. Richard Fausset, New York Times, 4 May 2024 Their drive down the East Coast is cruising toward the Deep South, and communication styles are chafing. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Temperatures were forecast to dip below freezing across much of the Deep South Tuesday morning, the weather service said, prompting a freeze warning for at least 24 million people from Texas to North Carolina. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024

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“The Deep South.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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