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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 12

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  • Text: Georgia Council On Human Relations KIRKwWOOD CHAPTER 1695 BOULEVARD DR., S. E. ALTANTA, GEORGIA 30317 PHONE: 377-6353 September 9, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia rs City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: We the members of the Kirkwood Council on Human Relations and the Kirkwood Civic Improvement Organization take this opportunity to commend you on the very fine stand you took when our city was confronted with a riot this past week, We feel that the courage you showed was that of a person with a very strong feeling of love for his city and a total stand for RIGHT. Again, we want you to know that we are very proud of you as the Mayor of our city, Sincerely, ( yma Oat Kb Gute John Ho Evans, Jr., Chairman Kirkwood Chapter, Georgia Council on Human Relations \).A. i ae Je A. McLain, Pres Gent Kirkwood Civic Improvement Organization JHE: JAMcL: ie
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 18

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  • Text: THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA We, the Board of Directors of The First National Bank of Atlanta, do hereby deplore the incidents of violence which have occurred recently in Atlanta. That these reckless and unwarranted disturbances did not get entirely out of hand was due, we feel, to the wisdom, courage and steadying influence of responsible white and Negro leadership which we do hereby commend. Especially do we salute the Mayor as head of law and order for his courage and the police for their devotion to duty. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, That these sentiments be delivered to the Mayor of Atlanta with our pledge of cooperation in all matters affecting the good of Atlanta and contributing to harmony between the races. Board of Directors September 13, 1966
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 1

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  • Text: THEODORE FREEDMAN SOUTHERN DIRECTOR 41 EXCHANGE PL., S.E. ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA OF B'NAI B'RITH JACKSON 3-3391 Kes. 63¢-2-(§0
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 49

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY IVAN ALLEN, JR. MAYOR OF ATLANTA On Civil Disorder in Atlanta, Tuesday, September 6, 1966 The disorders in the Summerhill neighborhood in Southeast Atlanta last evening were the result of a deliberate attempt by certain members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Snick) to ¢reate an incident of this very nature. We can be thankful there were no serious injuries. Some 10 police officers received minor injuries, mostly as a result of tear gas, Assessment of property damage has not been completed, but it does not appear to be too severe. Five City police cars were damaged as a result of bricks or bottles thrown through windows. Seventy-two arrests were made by the Police Department. Conditions at this time indicate that the violence has ended and calm exists throughout the area, The Atlanta Police Department is now working two twelve-hour shifts until further notification by Chief Jenkins, All off-duty firemen have been placed on alert, The firemen on duty during the night responded promptly and efficiently to several calls in the area, The spark of violence ignited by a few reckless and irresponsible individuals touched off an explosion of civil disorder that shattered Atlanta's long record of racial amity. a ae ee ae es a ee a Page 2 I must again commend the members of the Atlanta Police Department for their prompt response and handling of this situation. The citizens of Atlanta, and especially the good citizens of Summerhill- Mechanicsville, can be justly proud of their police officers this morning. Iam not talking from hearsay when I say that every citizen of Atlanta owes a debt of wholehearted gratitude to our dedicated police officers, for I was personally in the thick of the disturbance throughout those frightful hours of mob hysteria. No one need make charges to me about police brutality during this disorder, I saw plenty of brutality, but it was being used against the police officers, not by them. From what I heard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes in the center of this melee, I feel certain that hundreds of normally good citizens were inflamed (out of their normal senses, They were victimized by those who sought to incite violence, We sincerely appreciate the action of Governor Carl Sanders and the Georgia Department of Public Safety for the backup men and equipment provided to us, It is a tragedy that a few irresponsible and misdirected youths have such utter disregard and contempt for their fellow man that they place the lives and property of innocent citizens in serious jeopardy.
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 24

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  • Text: 1966-67 OFFICERS GOVERNOR WESLEY WHITEHEAD GOVERNOR-ELECT THORNE S. WINTER, JR. TREASURER HOWARD PARRISH EXECUTIVE SECRETARY MRS. RUTH STANFIELD JUDGE ADVOCATE c. WINFRED SMITH SGT. AT ARMS NORMAN PATTON, SR. CHAPLAIN REV. EDGAR M. CROSBY Ly. GOVERNORS RAY ASHE OR. LLOYD BAUGHAM W. LEWIS BROWN R. M. CLARK JIM COLE ED Ss. KELLY STUART LOOPER ERWIN C. MERCK DAN W. MOONEY CLYDE c. PARIS STEVE SHACKELFORD c. Cc. SOUTHER ED H, SUTTER FRANK F. TAYLOR JOHN W. TRUELOVE PIERCE WALDREP JOE B. WHITENTON COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AWARDS DR. E. S. COOK, JR. CITIZENSHIP DR. WINTZELL MASSEY CIVITAN EDUCATION JERRY SINGLETON COLLEGIATE CIVITAN SEN CONGLETON Const. & By-Laws P. D, ELLIS, JR. CONVENTION PAUL EB. DORSEY Essay H. M. WILLIAMS EXTENSION WALLACE FOSS FINANCE JOE B. HUDSON FRUIT CAKE BEN CONGLETON INTER-CLUB RELATIONS. JOE DILLARD JUNIOR CIVITAN JOHN B. ANGELO CROWE MEMBERSHIP FRED PARKS MENTALLY RETARDED DAVID SEAGRAVES News EDITOR DAN DELLINGER PUBLICITY ED S, COOK, JR. RETENTION HAROLD RUSSELL SAEFTY HARRY J. HEARN GEORGIA DISTRICT NORTH Civitan International 703 CARNEGIE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 PHONE 524-5951 September 9, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Sir: The Civitan Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, composed of the Presidents of the 29 Civitan Clubs in Greater Atlanta, asked me to express our appre- ciation and commendation for the courageous and magnificent manner in which you and the Atlanta Police Department handled the critical situation several days ago. Your actions truly exemplified our beliefs and aims as stated in the following excerpts from our Creed: 1. "MY MIND--teaches me respect for the law, unqualified allegiance to our Government, and respect for the flag of our country." 2. "MY HOPE--is for a better world and a better city, through better men and Civitans." 3. "MY MOTTO--BUILDERS OF GOOD CITIZEN- SHIP." 1967 DISTRIGT CONVENTION - JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. APRIL 27-29 DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS — SEPTEMBER 17, 1966 DECEMBER 10, 1966 FEBRUARY 25, 1967 You have our best wishes for continued success in your efforts to make Atlanta a better city in which to live. Yours very truly, Mesure. Unb) President, Civitan Council of Metropolitan Atlanta
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 43

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 i 525-4262 c. 0. EMMERICH ADMINISTRATOR October 3, 1966 Mr. Dan Sweat Mayor's Office City Hall Atlanta, Ga, Dear Mr. Sweat: Thank you for your letter of September 21, 1966, addressed to Mr. Bob Lynn, Extension Manager of East Central NSO Center, concerning traffic com- plaints in the Boulevard, N. E. (East Central) area. Because of our intense interest in these matters and the fact that we had no record of the complaints here at headquarters, I asked Mr. Lynn to send me a copy. There is enclosed a copy of his letter dated September 30, 1966 in response to that request. As you can observe from a perusal of the contents of this letter, there is still quite a bit of emotionalism involved in this situation which may or may not be shared by all or most of the residents at this time. Consequently, it is difficult for me to maintain the objective approach that is necessary to obtain results, unless we are together on the basic facts. Please, therefore, compare the contents of Mr. Lynn's letter with your notes and advise me as to which of the complaints he refers to that the City might accept some responsibility for, even if there was no agreement upon, or understanding about them at the time of the conference. In view of the circumstances, I would like to investigate those matters, if any, not agreed upon, so that complaints about them may be made to the proper agencies if they are found to be valid and soluble. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely yours, J. He Calhoun Special Assistant for Community Development JHC:ple Enclosure
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 41

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  • Text: A RESOLUTION ee vel J sh —6 # BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WHEREAS, certain individuals and corporations in- terested in the preservation of law and order in the City of Atlanta have pledged to the City of Atlanta the payment of sums totaling the amount of $10,000 to be used as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons guilty of the shooting and death of HERBERT VORNER and the shooting and wounding of ROY WRIGHT; and WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta, in the enforcement of law and order within said City, is willing to accept said pledge of funds and to establish such reward and the regula- tions and requirements for the payment of such a reward, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta as follows: 1. That the pledge of certain funds by certain in- dividuals and corporations of the City of Atlanta in the total amount of $10,000 for the payment of a reward in that amount for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons guilty of the shooting and death of HERBERT VORNER and the shooting and wounding of ROY WRIGHT, be and the same is hereby accepted. 2. That there is hereby established a Committee com- posed of the City Attorney, Chief of Police and Chairman of the Police Committee of the City of Atlanta which shall de- a termine the payment of the reward as set forth herein. This Committee will work with the appropriate law enforcement officers concerned with the shooting and death of HERBERT VORNER 2 and the shooting and wounding of ROY WRIGHT to determine the person or persons who may be entitled to rewards and the per- centage of such rewards. The decision of this Committee shall be final. 3. No reward will be earned or payable hereunder until a conviction of the person or persons charged with the criminal act has been obtained and the appeal, if any, has been finally determined in favor of conviction or the time for such appeal has expired. If, however, the person or persons charged with a criminal act dies prior to conviction the Committee named above may, nevertheless, in its sole discretion, determine that a reward or rewards should be paid and pay such reward or rewards under this resolution.
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 45

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  • Text: September 21, 1966 Mr. Bob Lynn . Extension Area Manager East Central Neighborhood Center 486 Decatur Street, S. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Bob: When you and the group from the Beulevard section were in my office one of the problems discussed was traffic on the residential streets in that area. I arm advised by the Traffic Engineering Department of the City that the City Ordinance now prohibits tractor trailer trucks from using any of the streets which cross Boulevard except Ponce de Leon Avenue, North Avenue, Forrest Avenue, Highland Avenue, Irwin Street and Edgewood Avenue, Special Trucks Prohibited signs are currently placed on Morgan Street and Wabash Avenue. The Traffic Engineering Department is now checking the physical conditions of the signs on Morgan Street and on Wabash Avenue and will arrange to install additional signs on the other east-west residential streets which cross Boulevard in this area and from which tractor trailers are prohibited in the Ordinance. As soon as the signs are replaced, the Traffic Engineering Department will advise the Atlanta Police Department and I am sure the Police Department will take appropriate action. The Sanitary Department and the Health Department are cooperating in the rat baiting program which was one of the big problems discussed. I hope that the Neighborhood Center can take some action on the suggestions in my letter to George Dodd on September 15, - Hi Mr. Lynn Page Two September 21, 1966 Please pass this information along to the committee. Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat DS:fy ce: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr, Mr. R. Earl Landers
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 39

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY IVAN ALLEN, JR. Sentencing of William James to Life | February 9, 1967 | The conviction of William Haywood James for the murder of Hulet Varner, Jr. is proof certain that all persons are equal before the law and subject to the demands of the law in the City of Atlanta, Georgia. On September Il, a few hours after the shooting of the youth, I reminded the people of this city that Atlanta's efforts which have been unexcelled by any other American city, to eliminate racial prejudice and insure the Negro citizen of equal rights and opportunity. This cannot be accomplished or carried out except under the authority of law and order; and that these two are inseparable, and neither can succeed without the other. This belief was put to ite highest test in this case. As a result, all citizens of Atlanta can stand a little straighter and sleep a little easier tonight. I am instructing the City Attorney to confer with Chief Jenkins regarding the disbursement of the $10,000. reward which led to the arrest and conviction of the murderer.
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 26

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  • Text: OFFICERS 1966-67 WM. H. GLENN, JR. PRESIDENT BRANNON B, LESESNE FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT WM. A. PARKER, JR. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT WALTER M. MITCHELL, JR. SECRETARY-TREASURER O. RAY YATES, JR. SERGEANT-AT-ARMS kk ok BEATRICE B, MERCK ASSISTANT SECRETARY TELEPHONE 522-2767 ROTARY CLUB OF ATLANTA 209 PALMER BUILDING 12 September 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: The attached Resolution passed by our board of directors by unanimous vote was approved by a standing vote of all members present at today's meeting. With every good wish, Yours sincerely, ok J Cc. Staton, Chairman Bodrd of Directors. JCS:bbm DIRECTORS JOHN C. STATON CHAIRMAN THOS, L. COOPER JOHN 6B. COPPEDGE, JR. GEORGE S. CRAFT CHARLES L. GOWEN FRANK T. DAVIS c. W. HAILE, JR. EDWIN D. HARRISON LELAND E. HOLLEY CLAUDE L. HUEY JOEL HURT BRANNON 8. LESESNE DILLARD MUNFORD JOHN R. PORTER, JR. RICHARD P. SMITH JOHN H. STEMBLER JOHN B. THOMAS, JR, JOHN J. WOODSIDE. III
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 40

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  • Text: February 13, 1967 Honorable Fletcher Thompson Member of Congress House of Representatives Fifth District, Georgia House Office Building Washington, D. C. Dear Congressman Thompson; Attached is a copy of a draft summary of activity of Federal Aid projects in the City of Atlanta. This is incomplete and not in ite final form but since I have been tardy already in getting it to you at an early date, Iam forwarding this to you for your information. I hope that we will also have more information on the Model Cities Program which we will get in your hands in the next few days just as fast as we have a chance to start putting it down in writing. Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat DS:fy
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 25

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  • Text: September 14, 1966 Mr. John C. Staton Chairman of the Board of Directors Rotary Club of Atlanta 209 Palmer Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear John: Please express my sinceee thanks to your fellow Rotarians for their pledge of support and kind words. We are certainly in agreement that law and order must prevail in every instance and it must be administered fairly to all citizens and all people. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJrify
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 80

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  • Text: Proposal for EXPANSION OF PERSONNEL TO IMPROVE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS BACKGROUND The Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc., has heen engaged in a study of social problems in urban renewal areas for the city as part of the Community Improvement Program. In September, 1965, a group of resi- dents of the Summerhill-Mechanicsville area were brought together as a means of involving residents in the study of problems in their community and in planning to remedy these problems. The group adopted the name Mechanicsville-Summerhill Improvement Committee, The committee identified school absenteeism on the part of a large number of children in the community as a problem which should have first priority. It set about investigating the services established within the schools and other community agencies to deal with the problem of school attendance, Dr. Jarvis Barnes, Director of Research and Development, met with the committee and outlined the schools' plan to deal with this problem under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Representatives of the committee met with Mr. 0. L. Boozer, Director of Pupil Services, to discuss the problem. The committee met with the principals of the five elementary schools in the area. They provided further information about the absentee problem. Lists of children who had been chronically absent from school were obtained from two schools. One listed 150 names, the other, 96. A sample survey was conducted in one area to determine the incidence of the problem and to identify some of its causes. During 1434 hours of observation, thirty-nine children were found within a five-block area, who were absent from school. The reasons for absence varied from lack of money for clothes and lunches to negative parental attitudes toward school attendance. Members of the committee made visits to the homes of these absentees. The Same reasons — lack of proper clothing, care of younger brothers and sisters, inadequate supervision by parents — were found to be the causes of non-attendance. Handbills were devised by the committee, urging parents to send their children to school and reminding them of their legal obligation to do so. The handbills were distributed to children at school to take home. Reports from two principals indicated that this was effective in motivating some parents to see that their children returned to school. Some children were brought in who had never attended school. Some parents indicated that they feared they would risk arrest if they did not send their children to school, although this was not stated in the handbill. The committee is aware of the multiple problems of parents in the community. Nevertheless, the committee has found that many parents with these same problems are able to get their children to school if they are sufficiently motivated. The committee members strongly feel that adequate enforcement of the compulsory attendance law would remedy much of the absenteeism. II. There is presently in the Mechanicsville-Summerhill area only one visiting teacher to follow-up on school absentees. He is responsible for absentees in 16 schools, including approximately 10,700 children. Atlanta Public Schools has recognized in its proposal under Title I of Public Law 89-10 the importance of improving school attendance in dis- advantaged areas. An original budget for 40 additional social workers has been reduced to 10 because trained professional personnel is not available. Many more workers are needed for adequate handling of attendance problems in the 40 schools located in disadvantaged areas. PROPOSAL The Mechanicsville-Summerhill Improvement Committee, in their home visits, has shown the usefulness of non-professional, neighborhood residents for improving school attendance in disadvantaged areas. It is therefore pro- posed that a project be initiated under Title I of Public Law 89-10 to demonstrate the effectiveness of using non-professional, community resi- dents to improve school attendance in disadvantaged areas. Such personnel would be designated "School Attendance Aides”. A. Target Area It is proposed that two elementary schools in the Mechanicsville- Summerhill area be selected for this project. It is suggested that Capitol Avenue (Summerhill) and Cooper Street (Mechanicsville) Schools would be the appropriate demonstration areas. The principals of these two schools have expressed an interest in participating in the proposed project. B. Objectives a To reduce the number of absentees in schools located in disadvantaged areas 2. To improve the relationship between the school and the community in disadvantaged areas 3. To demonstrate the effectiveness of using neighborhood people in disadvantaged areas as school attendance workers 4, To ameliorate the shortage of personnel in school social services 5. To give employment to people in disadvantaged areas who possess special knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in these areas 6. To obtain more adequate enforcement of the compulsory school attendance law Method School Attendance Aides would be non-professional, neighborhood residents employed by the Atlanta Public Schools to work in selected elementary schools. Recruitment of candidates for these positions would be done by the individual school principal, who would select people with the required qualifications from the neighborhood. Final decision on employment of School Attendance Aides would be left to the Division of Pupil Services. School Attendance Aides would work under the direct supervision of the visiting teacher or school social worker assigned to the area. Absentees identified by classroom teachers would be referred to the aides who would make contact with the parents of the child to deter- mine the reason for absence. School Attendance Aides will be trained to make referrals to the appropriate community agency where there is a need. They would con- tinue to work with the family as long as is necessary. Aides will serve as liaison between parents and classroom teachers to remedy problems that may be identified in the school situation, More dif- ficult cases will be referred by the Aides to the School social worker. The school social worker (or visiting teacher) would initiate legal action to enforce the compulsory attendance law when necessary. Because attendance aides will be indigenous to the community, they will possess unique knowledge and skills which professional workers do not have. Aides will do much of their work in the evenings and off hours, when working parents are most accessible. Aides will interpret school regulations and requirements to parents in a manner that is understandable to them. They can do much to improve school- community relations —— which is a major problem in disadvantaged areas. Qualifications of School Attendance Aides L Mature residents of the school neighborhood 2, Sincere interest in children and their educational development 3 Ability to get along with people and help them develop positive attitudes toward education 4. Ability to understand and interpret school regulations and to learn to make proper referrals to community agencies Principals know individuals in their school community who possess these qualifications, Functions of School Attendance Aides L Make follow-up visits to homes of absentees 2. Work with parents of absentees to develop more positive attitudes toward the school and education 3, Make referrals to appropriate health and welfare agencies where need is indicated 4, Inform parents of school regulations regarding immunization prior to school entrance, and other school regulations 5. Inform parents of their legal obligation to send children to school regularly 6. Refer cases to the visiting teacher or school social worker for initiation of legal action when necessary 7. Seek out children in families new to the city and not in school 8. Seek out truants in the neighborhood F. Training of School Attendance Aides I. The training of School Attendance Aides would be done by Pupil Services staff of the Atlanta Public Schools. 2. Orientation of School Attendance Aides to community resources III. BUDGET and instruction in referral procedures will be carried out by the Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. It is proposed that four School Attendance Aides be assigned to each of the schools selected in the target area — Four to the school in Summerhill and four to the school in Mechanicsville. JG:mr CCAA, Inc. May 18, 1966
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Box 10, Folder 12, Document 4

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  • Text: Te: IT. THE ATLANTA CRISIS - September, 1966 The Role of Economic Opportunity Atlanta in the Atlanta Crisis of September, 1966 A. To furnish services to the residents of target neighborhoods * in the several fields provided by the Economic Opportunity program. B. To use the organized groups affiliated with the program in identifying the pressing community problems, offering the existing services, and developing solutions that will con- vincé. disadvantaged. residents that -publte and private agencies are concerned with their welfare. C. To develop feasible emergency programs in relation to neighborhood councils to meet situations which lead to civil disturbances and to assist responsible public and private agencies in meeting these crises. To this end the following Pelemertacions are being made. A. That an immediate request be made for tse expansion of the sub-professional staff co include /@00 accic.ional employees . on a 90-day basis: $750,000. B. That the Neighborhood Youth Corps Out -of -School Program be used to recruit youth for service in the emergency. C. That both so: chese groups be used to organist youth and adult neighborhood councils. 1. To acquaint residents of the availability of services of the neighborhood level. III. IV. VI. VII. 2. To organize them into groups which will identify problems and initiate the development of solutions with the assistance of Neighborhood Service Organization technicians and specialists; day-to-day contact with residents of target neighborhoods, using volunteers where possible. 30 To work with the police, recreation, public housing, employment, and other departments and agencies in extend- dee communications and services in target neighborhoods. To use all aides and NYC enrollees to maintain contact aha develop communication with residents and exchange pertinent data between the NSO center and the community. Use qualified community leaders, P.T.A. groups and ministers not 6 identified with EOA to maintain communication, , Use of community school programs in organizimmg youth and adult student groups for lectures, workshops, and forums on citizenship education. Weekly meetings of CNACs for coatinuous planning of community programs to meet emergency situation. Development of Long Range Programs in che several fields where known problems exist wit). the genie of a temporary Human Relations program that will be taken over by the City Government after January 1, 1967: A. Housing 1. Housing Assistance now in operation by the Atlanta Housing Authority. 2. Involvement of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Real Estate Board, Empire Real Estate Board, Atlanta Housing Authority, Housing and Urban Development, Central Improvement Association and owners of large real estate developments B. Cc. D. in a program of elimination of slum housing. a. b. Financing the improvement of existing housing. Code enforcement and cooperation of landlords and tenants a in improving or demolishing insatisfactory housing. Cooperation in clean-up campaigns with the assistance of city departments; revival of Jr. Inspector Program. 3. Development of homemaker services thru Area Block and CNACs. Employment 1. The top level industrialists would be asked to work with the — U. S. Civil Rights Commission and the Georgia State Department of Labor to establish a Job-recruitment-training program which would involve: ey 6 a. First committments from ten or twelve agencies to agree to . hire five persons each, who would have or could be quickly given thru adult education, minimum skills to fill jobs. b. Following successfu. training and placement over a period of sixty days, the number couid be increased gradually each 60-day period to several thousand, by enlisting more firms and asking them to take on largernumbers. ec. Institutional, as well as. work training programs under MDT would be utilized in developing this project. Recreation 1.. The ‘experiences of the 1966 Summer Program would be used to ex- pand and develop similar projects on a year-round basis. 2. A recreation council might be established composed of representa- tives from public and private agencies to develop a coordinated program for the entire community. Education - The Community School Program should be expanded as rapid- ly as finances, personneland facilities can be made available, with the the objectives of having every public school to become a community school. ae
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 65

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  • Text: Suite 1103 41 Exchange Pl., S.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30303 3 September 9, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City of Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. Dear Mayor Allen; The undersigned professional staff of intergroup relations agencies have long been concerned with the well being of our community. Thus the events of this past week dictate that we communicate with you relative to the situation,and our role in the amelioration of this and similar incidents which might occur, The two things which occurred this week must be of concern to all Atlantans, The first was the disorder on Tuesday, which we do not condone, The second is the response of the community to the disturbance, There has been in our opinion competent criticism of the violence and of those who supported it, for no one can countenance violence, the injury of persons and the willful des- truction of property. On the other hand, it would be tragic, indeed, if community consensus were to become arrayed against certain individuals and organization and thus become a substitute for a more constructive response to the conditions which brought it about, Ample data is available from other communities, that agitation to action is not possible in a vacuum, Nor is the Summerhill area unique, It could have occurred in any of a number of different places in our city, just as riots can and do occurr in other cities in America. For whenever there are deprivations and injustices those who would incite violence will find a ready response to their appeals, If Atlanta is to spare itself from future disorders, the leadership of the city of Atlanta must focus on the real problems which face too many of its people: inadequate housing; overcrowded schools; under-employment; a lack of adequate recreational facilities; a dearth of public services to these dis- advantaged areas; minimal enforcement of the city's building code, These are but a few of the general areas of immediate concern with many, many more that could be enumerated and which demand immediate attention and prompt action, The undersigned are prepared to lend their technical abilities and the full resources of their respective agencies to the City of Atlanta and to all of its people in an effort to develop a meaningful program for the city in the resolution of these problems. : Mayor Ivan Allen September 9, 1966 Page - 2 = We respectfully request an opportunity of an immediate meeting with you and such members of the Board of Alderman and your staff as you deem appropriate for the purpose of more fully exploring these problems, their ramifications and an immediate course of action to be initiated by the city in dealing with these complex and highly volatile matters, Respectfully, Paul Anthony (Executive Director, Southern Regional Director) Theodore Freedman (Southern Director, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith) 4% Ley! Le, oe! Mrs, Ruby Hurley (Southeast Regional Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Miss Constance Curry (Southern Field Representative, American Friends Service Committee) Don McEvoy (Georgia Director, National Conference of Christians and Jews) The Rev. Oscar McCloud (Office of Church and Society, United Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) < The Rev. John Morris (Executive Director, Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity) Charles F, Wittenstein (Southeast Area Director, American Jewish Committee) The Rev, Edward Brown (Anti-Poverty Task Force, National ‘Council of Churches of Christ) Randolph Blackwell (Director, Southern Rural Action Project, Citizens Crusade Against Poverty) Mayor Ivan Allen September 9, 1966 Page - 3 - Junius Griffin (Director of Public Relations, Southern Christian Leadership Conference) Jody Palmour (Southern Student Organizing Committee) Mrs, Frances Pauley (Director, Georgia Council on Human Relations)
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 63

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  • Text: r< Wd OQ HAAS, HOLLAND, FREEMAN, LEVISON & GIBERT HERBERT J. HAAS (1905-1953) JOSEPH F. HAAS J.KURT HOLLAND RICHARD C. FREEMAN 5.JARVIN LEVISON ROBERT H. WALLING HUGH W. GIBERT WILLIAM M. SINRICH RICHARD N. HUBERT GORDON R. SUGARMAN ROSE M. SCHREIBER Chief Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Department 175 Decatur St., S. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Chief: LAW OFFICES FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING ATLANTA, GA. 30303 September 28, 1966 The recent racial disorders which we experienced have, of course, pointed up many things which could have been done, if we had had the money, and which perhaps can be thought about for implementation in the very near future if funds permit. A suggestion has been made to me which I consider excellent and which I would like to pass on to you for your consideration and for some discussion before the Police Committee at its next meeting on September 28. It has been suggested that for regular duty in certain areas of the City, such as Summerhill, there be an inter-racial program so that white and Negro officers can patrol certain sections together. This has many desirable features, not to mention a psychological effect upon the residents of the community. I know that this will necessi- tate doubling the personnel in certain areas (whereas at the present time we are using one man to the car, etc.) but it is something that we should give serious considera- tion to in sertain of the troubled areas. Whether such should take the form of patrolling in cars or on foot is another matter which we. will have to discuss; but in any event it is a good suggestion if we can obtain the funds and otherwise make some shift in watches so as to be able to accomplish this. I realize that it may have some disad~ vantages, and I would be very pleased to hear your views in Ke 'Id OO HAAS, HOLLAND, FREEMAN, LEVISON & GIBERT Chief Herbert T. Jenkins September 28, 1966 Page Two the matter. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours, Richard Cc. Freeman Chairman, Police Committee Atlanta Board of Aldermen RCF/sv ccs Mr. John Popwell Mx. Dan Sweatt
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 52

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  • Text: PROBLEMS Basic Education Vocational Skills Citizenship Education Occupational Information THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC. 239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. Ee ATLANTA, GEORGIA EDUCATION AND YOUTH INCENTIVES ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES Through group sessions Individual and group counseling, career conferences, workshops and audio-visual aids materials Intensified counseling, individual and groups, special and workshops Through group sessions, intensified counseling, special workshops HOUSING PROBLEMS Financing Transitory Facilities for unsattached males and/or Females and large families High Density Lack of Community Facilities & Services 1. Schools 2. Health 3. Work Stations Lack of Communication between Landlord and Tenants ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES Counseling about public and private resources, Veterans Administration Public Assistance, F,H.A. Indoctrination Influence the planning and development of more and adequate housing facilities Influencing codes, regulations and enforcement Influencing the planning and the development of facilities and services To organize tenants and Landlords and establish effective lines of communicat between them, HEALTH AND WELFARE PROBLEMS ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES Health Information and Services Group discussions, individual and group counseling, special workshcps in respective problematic areas, including the use of audio visual aid material and Vv. De consultants, Mental Health Sex Education Planned Parenthood Environmental Recreation Influencing more and adequate recreatior facilities PROBLEMS Recruiting, Counseling and Referral to Job More Entrepreneurship More Training and Re=training Preservation of Total Family ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES Skills Bank Economic Development Institutes Individual, group counseling and motivation MDTA (Manpower Development & Training) MDTA Coupled (Institutional & On-the-Job) Family and group counseling (with special concentration on youth motivation and preparation for employment and/or traine- ing
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 67

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 c. ©. EMMERICH ADMINISTRATOR = = . i = i = eae et September 20% 1966, Mr. Robert McDaniel, Chairman Good Neighbor Club Sum-Mec Neighborhood Service Center 65 Georgia Ave., S. E. Atlanta, Ga. Dear Mr. McDaniel: Mr. Dan Sweat has sent me a copy of his letter to you dated September 21, 1966 which outlines responses to problems you apparently listed in a letter dated September 12, 1966. You and your group are to be congratulated upon the manner in which you have cooperated in bringing improvements to your area which has been so grossly neglected for such a long period of time. It is hoped that you will continue to work in this manner for the welfare of your community. I would appreciate you sending me a copy of your letter dated September 12, 1966 which was the basis for Mr. Sweat's reply. Sincerely yours, J. H. Calhoun Special Assistant for Community Development JHC:ple cc C. O. Emmerich Mrs. Crank Miss Adams Mr. Dan Sweat
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 66

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  • Text: | FR A, PS aay A RE EME TT a SE EL EE ET September 26, 1966 Rev. Robert Lynn Extension Area Manager East Central Neighborhood Service Center 486 Decatur $t., 3. E. Atianta, Ga. Dear Rev. Lynn: I have received a copy of Mr. Sweat's letter dated September 21, 1966 concerning problems which your group fromthe Boulevard area discussed with him. It is hoped that the information will be of assistance to you in working with the residents of the area. Your group is to be congratulated upon ite forthright action in seeking solutions to these problems. I would appreciate your furnishing me With e list of the problems which were presented to Mr. Sweat. Sincerely yours, J. H. Calhoun _ Special Assistant for Community Development JHC: ple ce Miss Adams Mr. Dodd Mr. Sweat
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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 68

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Karl Bevins From: Dan Sweat Subject: Boulevard Area One of the problems pointed out by the residents of the Boulevard area which they would like to see some action taken on concerns traffic. I met with a group representing the community a couple of days ago and one of the recommendations was that we try to initiate some action which would take heavy truck traffic off the residential streets. Morgan Street was mentioned as one that has a lot of truck traffic which they think is unnecessary, Anything we could do at the current time to help in that area would certainly be desirable. DS8:fy
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