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Misconceptions of North, South U.S.

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Fifty-seven years ago, I was assigned to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., as a missile radar instructor. I was a private in the Army and that assignment was the start of an interesting 20-year career. Being raised in New England, I was labeled a Yankee by Southern folk. I had a perception of Southern people that was developed through books, newspapers and national news media. I pictured white and black people as disliking one another throughout the South.

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