As he once said at a press conference, “The roots of the urban crisis are in the migratory pattern of rural people seeking to leave areas of economic and racial oppression. In spite of the fact that Soul City did have its fair share of naysayers — whites in particular balked at the prospect of a black-planned and managed community — it did enjoy the support of some powerful locals. Only 33 people resided within Soul City’s borders in 1973 — a figure that wouldn’t be helped by the next year’s oil crisis, which would cause building costs to soar. By 1979, only around 150 people — out of a projected 5,000 — called Soul City home. While the plantations eventually shuttered and slavery came to an official close, the county — and others like it — continued to dwindle as many of its residents abandoned it for economic opportunity elsewhere, often in Northern, urban environments. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through a program designed to help build 14 new towns around the nation. After killing the Datura Snake, Tang San considered killing Grandmaster in case he saw his Mysterious Heaven Skills. Blue Silver Emperor9 Red wrapped with 'Blue-Gold (100,000+ x 5, 150,000+ x 4)1 Blue-Gold (Sea God Ring)Clear Sky Hammer8 Red (100,000+ x 4, 150,000+ x 4)1 Gold (1,000,000) Half Spirit Beast (Former)God (Current) Wanting to know the secrets of the Tang Sect that was only taught only to the Inner Sect disciples, he broke into their sacred place stealing the knowledge. Huge companies like General Motors and Perdue, which at one point considered building operations centers in Soul City, began pulling out. He's always seen wearing his storage belt, the Twenty Four Moonlight Bridges. In the Manhua, absorbing the 4th Spirit Ring gave him the Darkening Mode, which is a rare and powerful phenomenon in which his behavior is altered. Gender As Devin Fergus writes in “Black Power, Soft Power”: Like the nation at large, Soul City would not employ young black workers as much as warehouse them, as did rural communities and cities across America in the 1980s and 1990s, when prison corporations worked with local and state officials seeking to revitalize economically depressed areas by building prisons that incarcerated unprecedented numbers of nonviolent drug offenders, mostly men between the ages of eighteen and forty. After the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., McKissick came to believe that even violent self-defense was inadequate for African Americans to realize real empowerment. Content with his budding utopia, McKissick at the time said he was “extremely happy with our progress.”. Soul City North CarolinaA rendering of a Soul City town square. The U.S. economy tanked in the 1970s amid the oil and energy crises. Given Soul City’s historic ambitions, a number of scholars have attempted to explain why the utopian society failed to truly take shape. Others say that a lack of viable industry and the government’s early termination of the project killed the city before it could truly come into its own. With Soul City, he touted the co-benefit of creating a place that could absorb African-American migration while keeping them in the South. At this point, a new Republican Party had taken over, one that wanted nothing to do with any program that Nixon’s Watergate-scandal-plagued hands had touched.