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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 44

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  • Text: Mr. Ralph Moore Chairman of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Moore: May I acknowledge receipt of your wire of December 22, 1962 which reads as follows: The Students of Atlanta University feel as if you have made a great mistake in supporting the establishment of an Atlanta wall acrossPefyton and Harlan Roads, In reply to a request of the All Citizens Committee on Better Citizens Planning, we will supply 175 picketers per day for the Westend business area. We will also stage several mass demonstrations at the Atlanta City Hall with no less than 1500 students. This action will focus the eyes of the world on the Atlanta City Wall. We do not want Atlanta to have this type of publicity. Therefore we encourage you to remove the wall and save the good image of Atlanta while there is still time." First, this is to advise you that at the request of Mr, Virkgil Copeland, President of the Southwest Civic Association, I have asked regresentatives of the following four groups to form a citizens committee to discuss the problems confoonting the Peyton-Forest, Harlan Road area situation. Mr. Q. V. Williamson has advised me that the citizens Committee of Better Plannning will represent him in his capacity as Co-chairman of the Atlanta Negro Voters League. I would thank that any action prior to the deliberations of this committee and its recommendations would be precipitious and harmful to our best efforts, Second, I would like for the students of Atlanta University to have full knowledge and acquaint themselves with the overall problem and with the complete record to date which is as follows: The Peyton-Harlan Road problem is the 52nd area or street to undergo neighborhood expansion, penetration or encorachment since the first of the year. The record is almost flawless insofar as the protection of the rights of the Negro citizen is concerned. Iam enclosing a list of the 51 streets on which this problem has bean handled to the complete satisfaction of the Negro Community to date this year. I hope that the students with their ability to analyze factual conditions will study carefully this record, and I would hope that they would express their complete satisfaction and accord with the record of this administration. Iam certain that the matter having been handled so as to protect the rights of all persons in the first fifty-one instances would raise the question of why it is not being handled the same way in the Peyton-Harlan Road instance. The answer, again, can be factual and sam definite. The Peyton Road incident, consisting mainly of Fielding Lane agitation, is an artificial, unnatural condition created by unscrupulous parties, both white and Negro who have attempted through unethical, disloyal and false misrepresentations to panic the residents of an established community. To prevent this condition, I have previously worked with the Empire Real Estate Board anda citizens committee composed of the West end Businessmen's association and the Empire Real Estate Board. In spite of a previous record of excellent cooperation, from these two bodies, it was impossible to prevent this artifical bargining of land to be stopped, May I invite your attention to the fact that the closing of Peyton and Harland Roads is an inconvenience to mostly white citizens and practically no Negro citizens. It does not prevent access or egress into any area of town, nor does it limit any rights of the mmwidk individual citizen from purchase or sale or other fundamental liberties, It has merely served as a warning to unscrupulous real estate dealers that Atlanta will not tolerate under the guise of ''race descrimination" the destruction of fundamental values amongst any of its citizens. iat 2a I would hope that you would study this problem carefully and I want to assure you that if there is any additional information you desire that I will be glad to supply it. The record as outlined above shows that the rights of all citizens have been protected without question in 51 out of 52 instances and now there is a question mark as to the 52nd instance. Atlanta's reputation has been built by those who have carried out the aforegone record. It is my sincere hope that the students of Atlanta University will not destroy this record by any unusual demontrations at this time. Should you ignore the aboe request and feel that you must picket for the sake of picketing, then be assured that the rights of the individual in picketing will be zelously guarded by the law enforcement body of this city. Should you wish to picket the city hall for the purpose of National publicity, then, if you will let me know, I will be glad to receive you on the city hall steps at an appropriate time. I W hope you will tell the students of Atlanta University that our record is outstanding and that I hope they will not destroy it with any unnecessary or overt action,
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 43

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  • Text: WESLEY FOUNDATION tense Stat Cte 189 FOURTH ST., N.W. TR. 2-7642 AT GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ATLANTA 13, GEORGIA March 11, 1963 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta 3, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen; I am writing to commend you for your forthright leadership at the aldermanic board meeting on Monday, March 4 conerning the reso- lutions of alderman Farris. I feel it is necessary that definite action be taken in the area of Negro-White relations and it appears to me the five resolutions should help to establish better communi- cation between the races and enable difficult problems to be resolved, I am particularly glad to see your immediate response to Judge Whitmar's ruling by removing the barricades on Peyton and Harlan roads. I felt they were harmful to the general feeling of persons immediately involved and not in the best interests of Atlanta as a whole. I would strongly endorse the study to be made by the City Planning department in the hope that additional land may be made available for housing within the City. If the statistics I have seen are correct, they show a proportionately small land area available for Negroes, and I would encourage the Addermanic Board to make more housing land open for Negro building. Finally, it has come to my attention that there is some concern as to whether or not the City will open its swimming pools this summer, especially if they are not segregated. Let me strongly urge you to keep the pools open to all who would desire to use them. I have been proud to see Atlanta handle the schools, colleges, movies, and lunch counters as the racial bars have fallen; and I think we could also handle any situation which might arise at the pools. Caution and planning would be essential to carrying this out, but I am confident that the people of Atlanta would accept with understanding your lea- dership at this point. My wife joins me in expressing the sentiment of this letter. Sincerely, fon G, Dormdd Lon B. Chesnutt, Associate Director cc: Mr. Sam Massell, Jr. Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech Mr. Milton G, Farris
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 45

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  • Text: BY AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE SALE OF REAL ESTATE OR ANY INTEREST THEREIN BY AGENTS, BROKERS OR OTHER PERSONS WITHIN THE CITY OF ATLANTA AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION OF SUCH ORDINANCE. BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta, as follows: SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use race, color or ethnic origin in telephone calls, mailings, handbills, signs, personal visits or other means of communication or adver- tising with the intent to incite tensions or create fear or which actually do incite tensions or create fear as to property values in an effort to sale or offer for sale, to buy or offer to buy, to negotiate the purchase, sale or exchange of real estate, or to lease, rent or offer to lease, rent or place for rent, any real estate in the City of Atlanta. SECTION 2. Any person, firm or corporation who shall be found guilty in the Municipal Court of Atlanta of violating any provision of this ordinance shall be punished as provided by Section 1.11 of Part II of the Code of the City of Atlanta of 1953. SECTION 3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. \ Wa Ww sh we 4) aa i — a alls . sian ak. ~ ice: santa a —_
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 67

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  • Text: Jt i aN ? September 27, 1962 Dear Friends, I am taking the liberty of addressing you collectively due to the press of time. I have been advised by the State Department that approximately $700.00 of American and foreign currency which was unidentifiable, was recovered from the air crash at Orly Air Base. Normally such funds are deposited by the General Accounting Office into the United States Treasury. However, due to the circumstances involved, it is the feeling of the American Embassy in Paris that these funds should be used as a memorial to the Atlantians who lost their lives in that crash. It has been suggested _ that this money be contributed to the Atlanta Art Associa- tion Memorial Fund. I would appreciate hearing from you as to the distribu- tion you wish made and if the suggestion of the Art Association Fund is agreeable, I will be pleased to ask the Embassy to appropriate the $700.00 to this worthy cause. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr.
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 13

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  • Text: + antes 5/963 nl son a Ak Bboy pon hen, lAnares aoe Jl pron AlieMeegf 2 Li, Mano (en tnies ot, ih pal avis Aid Thprypeng, ft deny Aine
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 6

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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 30

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  • Text: © a + Lgl Frere
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 58

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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 27

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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 104

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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 140

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  • Text: August 1, 1962 Mayor Ivan Alien City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: As a resident and tax payer of Atlanta, a very beautiful part of the Southwest section (Peyton Forrest), we solicit your help and good influence, As you know by now, the negroes are trying everything to cause panic and unrest in our neighborhood, The negro realty agents of Calloway Realty Co., Alexander & Associates, Fuller Realty Co. and others are using such tactics as calling everyone ina block, saying they have several homes in the area listed for sale, They are riding through the area in large number, stopping and pointing at different homes, There has also been some seen in the area in the early morning hours, two to three A. M. There are no through streets in the area and we see no reason for this nonsense, All the residents of the area (Peyton and Utoy Forrest) have signed an agreement not to sell to negroes, but the pressure and tactics used by the negroes have stopped the builders from building in the area, also people who have been transferred in business are unable to sell their homes because of these tactics. We built our homes in this area to live and to educate our child- ren, We have some fine schools and churches of which we are very proud, We feel that steps can be taken to prevent this from happening and that you and other good city officials will give us full support and cooperation in this matter. We feel the following things will relieve the pressure: 1. Rezone Gordon Road, west frm Peyton to Lynhurst Drive, industrial. Qe Close Peyton and Harlan Roads. 3. Rezone the proposed land east of Peyton Road for negro cemetery, If we are run out of our homes by the negroes, we find it unwise to relocate in Atlanta or Fulton County County. We regret this since we have been Atlanta residents most of our lives and love the CIty ; We urge your support and interest. Yours very truly, , 67 | ~ C2Cun— Li rd A Porter 500 Fielding Lane, 5.W. Atlanta 11, Georgia
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 89

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  • Text: January 15th, 1962 Honorable Ivan Alien, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta pe City Hall Atlanta 3, Georgia Dear Sir: I want to take this opportunity to personally commend you and the Atlanta Board of Aldermen on your stand on the Peyton-Harlan Road controversy. I think the time has come when the wishes of the residents of the affecte ed area should have some voice in the solution of their problems. : I think that outsiders, who have no financial or other stake involved, should reserve their opinions for some- thing actually concerning them. I wonder what their stand would be if their property was at stake. I want you to know that I own no property in this affect- ed area but realize that this could also happen in my are€de Keep up the good work and rest assured that honest, intelligent citizens of Atlanta wholeheartedly endorse your actions. Sincerely, x A FRU ean D. Williams 2195 Nelms Drive, S. W. Atlanta 15, Georgia JDW/b1:
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 125

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  • Text: August 3, 1962 Mr. F. E. Bennett £83 Fielding Lane, S. W. Atlanta ll, Georgia Dear Mr. Bennett: May Iacknowledge your letter of August 1, 1962 and advise that I have heard from a large number of other residents of your community. I want to assure you that my office is available at all times to assist the citizens of Atlanta in any way I can. This includes matters of which you spoke in your letter concerning block busfiing. If you would like to come and talk about this matter and wouldjlike for me to set up a meeting with your aldermen, Mr. Farris and Mr. Summers, for an overall discussion, I should be glad to do so. Ihave previously discussed this matter with a number of people in order to be of assistance. It is a difficult problem. Assuring you of my copperation, Iam Sincerely yours, Ivan Alien, Jr., Mayor IAJr/br
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 83

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  • Text: os ; F 7 te ~ r ib, A r 2 1 ~ a. Pa “ a A ell, oe . J x a ee 7 7 wi i » | = 4 ae r 4 a : ee Ws Box 9788 Demorest, Georgia January 28, 1963 al ls The Honorable Ivan Allen | Mayor of Atlante . City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Allen, This quarter I am taking a course in Race and Ethnic Relations at Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia. In this class we are studing the racial problems of the nation so that we.may better understand the problem of race relations. Could you please give us some information concerning the conditions that created and have been created by the barricades on Peyton Roed? Also, what are the barricades doing to better the general welfare of the community? Thanking you in advance, I am cea truly, = Allen A. Phillips, Jr. i
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 133

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  • Text: Mr. C. J. Owens, 681 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby F. Farmer, 512 Haldane Drive, S. W. Mr. C. H. Daniels, 499 Haldane Drive, 5S. W. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thames, 654 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. R. H. Tomlinson, Jr., 458 Thackeray Place, S. W. Mr. Clifford A. Porter, 500 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rish, 461 Peyton Road, S. W. Mr. E. E. Rabren, 2906 Keats Drive, S. W. Lt. Coj. Henry A. Fillmer, 456 Haldane Road, S. W. Mrs. Carl A. Smith, 490 Fielding Lane, S. W. Lt. Col. A. S. Kobus, 477 Haldane Drive, S. W. Mr. John N. Bliss, 469 Haldane Drive, S. W. Mr. F. E. Bennett, 483 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hand, 507 Harlan Road, S. W. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Monnerat, Jr., 680 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. Donald G. Andrews, 2948 Keats Drive, S. W. Mr. William L. Scroggs, 480 Fielding Lane, S. W. Mr. Donald G. Andrews, 2948 Keats Drive, S. W.
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 103

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  • Text: January 4, 1963 Mrs. Annell Ponder 25 Burbank Drive, 5S. W. Apartment 3 Atlanta 14, Ge orgia Dear Mrs. Ponder: Thank you very much for your letter of January 3rd. I heartily agree with you over the regrettability of the problems in the Peyton Forest area. If you could hear the whole story, Iam certain you would agree with me that this drastic action had to be taken in order to bring the siauation back into focus. With appreciation for your interest, Iam Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor IAJr/br
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 78

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  • Text: February 4, 1963 Mrs, Rex Wilson 377 Peyton Road, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mrs. Wilson: This will acknowledge your letter of January 27th concerning the action taken by the City in abandoning portions of Peyton and Harlan Roads, This City of Atlanta took the action which we felt was best for all parties. It is my sincere hope that the problems in this area may be worked out toa mutually satisfactory conclusion, Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Ir., Mayor IAJr/br oe te em ae | ra i
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 131

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  • Text: LAW OFFICES CHARLES H. EDWARDS 1603 CANDLER BUILDING ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA November Ts 1962 Q L eo + wi" Mr. jack Summers 2335 Wilsen Drive, S. W. Atlanta 11, Georgia Dear Mr. Summers: I am in favor of the Mayor's plan to close Peyton and Harlan Roads, S. W.; and urge that you also support the closing of these roads. With kindest regards, I am Ve ly yours, 8S H, EDWARDS CHE :mhs ee: The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 162

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  • Text: 512 Haldane Drive, S.W. Atlanta 11, Georgia July 25, 1962 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: I am writing you this letter as a resident of Peyton-Utoy Forest which is located off Peyton and Harlan Roads in South- west Atlanta. Since procuring my new home in December, 1961, I have become deeply disturbed with a most unpleasant situation which has developed in my community. It seems that a few "im- ported" Negro citizenry who live in various sections of our fair city are determined to drive the Peyton-Utoy Forest resi- dents out of Southwest Atlanta and perhaps out of the entire city of Atlanta which is being rapidly absorbed by the Negro population. This penetration is obviously aimed at gaining control of the entire Southwest area which contains many beauti- ful homes and thousands of civic-minded White citizens. As a homeowner, I have been subjected to constant harrass- ment and unrest by these few Colored citizens who are bent on the successful employment of Chicago “block-busting" tactics. Residents of my community have been plagued with numerous phone calls and visits by Negro real estate brokers soliciting list- ings in our all-white community. Each day children are required to be overly cautious while playing because of the constant stream of Negro vehicles touring our area in an attempt to create unrest and panic. We are finding it increasingly more difficult, if not impossible, to persuade our friends and other prospective homeowners to settle in our community and enjoy the fellowship and home life which characterize our quite, peace- loving, neighborhood. Mayor Allen, we are tired of being persecuted; and we tremble at the thought of watching our $21,000 to $28,000 homes decrease in value because of an unwarranted, uncalled-for attack by pro- fit-minded Negroes. We earnestly solicit your help in stopping this encroachment in our community and in Southwest Atlanta in general. I have lived in Metropolitan Atlanta all of my life and in the city limits for twenty years. I like Atlanta and what it stands for; but if these block-busting tactics continue and no
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Box 17, Folder 1, Document 164

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  • Title: Box 17, Folder 1, Document 164
  • Text: 512 Haldane Drive S.W. Atlanta, Georgia July 26, 1962 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: This letter is in behalf of the residents of Peyton-Utoy Forest and the citizens of Southwest Atlanta. As you probably know, quite a problem has been brought about recently by the fact that Negroes are attempting to “run" the white residents out of this area. Realizing that there is no law in Atlanta restricting areas by keeping inharmonious racial groups from living together in the same neighborhood, we appeal to you to assist us with this problem. Of course, you realize that many families have much to lose by having to move out of this community, and not only that, the city of Atlanta would be losing quite a bit of tax money if these residents were forced to move out into the suburbs, or even out of the city altogether. Also, keep in mind that uprisings such as this will keep newcomers from wanting to move into our city for fear of lack of security in establishing a home. Some of our prominent government officials such as Senator Brown, Jim Aldredge, John White and numerous others who are dedicated in making Atlanta a prosperous city, live out in this area and I feel sure they will assist you in taking a fair stand on this matter. Mayor Allen, you cannot realize how a problem such as this can affect a person. It interferes with performance on their jobs, and I personally know of several instances. One of my neighbors is spend- ing much time and money in the doctor's office due to the fact that her health has become worse as a result of worrying about losing her home. And speakingfor all of the homeowners in this area, I can assure you the attitude towards our city's government is becoming demoralized. If you think we are taking the wrong approach, I would appre- ciate it if you would take the time to offer us your explanation. Otherwise, I will assume that you take the same stand as the residents of the Peyton-Utoy Forest. Sincerely, Arrlinteie Ma Barbara M. Farmer
  • Tags: Box 17, Box 17 Folder 1, Folder topic: Peyton Road | 1962-1963
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021