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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 1

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  • Text: Why They Cry Black Power Outbreaks in Atlanta sense of belonging to one human family can alone save this planet. But the time is short before hate shuts the doors. The time is coming when we will regret the billions wasted in Vietnam, The time is coming when we may regret the number of Negroes we have trained there in guerrilla war. There is hardly a city where the Negroes do not already domi- ate the strategic areas through which the affluent commiuter passes on his way to the inner core. SNCC’s hostility to the war is not disloyalty but wisdom. We cannot rebuild that sense of community so essential to our beloved- country's fu- ‘ure by engaging in a white man’s war in Asia while a black nan’s revolt rises at home. SNCC'S VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED IN ATLANTA Wee thonght our readers would like to see SNCC's version of what sparked the Atlanta riots, Marion Barry of SNCC's Wash- migion affice gave the following account ta the press Sept, 8 on Ais return from Atlanta where he was attending a SNCC workshop when the first outhreal occurred Sept. 6: 5 At approximately 11S pam. two white poliiemen stopped 4a car driven by Harold Prather, a 2S-vear old Negro. who lived 34 of 4 block away. The cops stopped Prather at Capitol avenue and Ormond a According to $5 or 20) persons whe witnesse! the indent. Prather jumped from the car and ran and was shot three times by one of the white officers, “Prather kept moving at a very slow speed and was fred upon again as he tried to get to his home 44 of a block away,” said one witness, He finally made it and fell om the porch. Immediately after the shooting, a crowd of 150 ta 200) persons gathered at Prather’s house to protest the shooting. There were no SNCC people present. Stokeley Carmichael, SNCC chairman, rcturn-. ing from a radio interview heard about the incident over the radio and went to the scene. The people there were very angry. The. local people wanted Carmichael to come back and help organize a peace- ful protest demonstration, It was called for 4 p.m. q Witnesses Asked to Speak At approximately 3:30 p.m. two SNCC people arrived at Capitol Ave. and Ormond St., the scene of the demonstration; 200 people were there. The local people had made their own signs and gone aroufid in the various neighborhoods informing their friends as to what had happened. At 3:45 p.m. Bill Ware, project directér for SNCC's Atlanta Project. and three other SNCC people arrived with a osound track, Ware asked the assembled people what had hap- pened and they began te tell him. Ware said the whole group should know what bad fuppened and asked af witnesses would tell about the incident over the public address system: Several persons bean telling what they had seen. Police officers mmmediately moved ino and told Ware ta turn off the PLA. system. Ware informed the policemen that he wanted to step iumers and inake sure that everyone knew what had happened? The policemen immediately arrested Ware. Another SNCC worker asked if people still wanted to talk, The local people said “yes.” The talking con- tinued and police arrested the SNCC person. This made the crowd angrier. They demanded that police release the two SNCC people. The loca! people said that they would sit in the streets until the two persons were released and the Mayor suspended the policeman who shot Prather. ‘ The policemen tried to remove people and arrested some who: lived in the neighborhood. ‘The arrests were immediately protested by the crowd, but to no avail. The people really got angry and started pushing some of the officers and several bottles were thrown, Mayor Ivan Allen arrived on the scene and brought with him 150-200 white policemen and an armored truck loaded with white cops, machine guns and other riot equipment. White officers with shotguns were stationed al! along the street. At that time Mayor Allen tried to lead the crowd to the Atlanta stadium some 4 or 5 blocks away. The crowd refused to leave their neighborhood. The crowd was also anery because all of the white officers had machine guns and shotguns, but the Negro officers had only their pistols, This really set the crowd off. Bottles. bricks and other objects were thrown at the white officers, What the Protesters Wanted Allen tried to talk to the people from’ atop a police car but they would not listen because the crowd wanted one of their leaders to talk and not Allen. The block leader who got on top of the car demanded that 1) white cops get out of there with machine guns and shotguns, 2) the release of all those illegally and unjustly ar- rested, and 3) the cops be fired who shot the young Negro. The crowd cheered the demands but Allen refused to answer. He refused to address himself to their grievances, at which time he was toppled from the police car. Then 50 to 60 cops rushed into the crowd and started hitting and pushing people. Mayor Allen then directed that tear pas be used to disperse the 1500 people who were on the scene. “Tear pas them or tear those houses down,” Allen shouted. All 400 to 500 officers began firing their pistols and shotguns without warning, both in the atr and at the crowd. It was a terrify- CONT. P. 3 ee ATLANTA RACE RIOTS - THE "OTHER" “SIDE PRESENTED... cont. from P. 2 ing experience. Unarmed people were assaulted by officers armed with tear gas, pistols, machine guns and shotguns. Never seen any- thing like it. Little kids, 7 or 8 years old were hit with tear gas cancisters. Black women were clubbed to the ground. Anyone wha was nue . ~ fast enough was immediately arrested and thrown head first in the py wagon. Cops fired tear gas indiscriminately into the homes of Black people who were not even on the street. Little kids came out gasping for air. Cops went onto Black people's porches to beat and arrest them. During this period, several police cars were stoned, and several pol’ © cca were injured. DBuring-all of this, the attack was directed by | ... Ivan Allen. He ordered little kids tear-gassed. He ordered white ..>s to beat and arrest black people. SNCC’s Role in the Outbreak Now as to SNCC’s role: 1) SNCC has only one project in Atlanta and that is in an area called Vine City which is on the other side of the town from the disorders. 2) SNCC has never worked in the neighborhood where the disorders took place. 3) It was the shooting of the young Negro by the white cops, then subsequent arrests of SNCC people that made people angry. 4) The local people them- selves made the signs and got their friends together, 5) Stokeley Carmichael drove through the area only after the disorders began. G) Most of ..0 O°'CC | oople arrived on the scene after the crowd had gathered and police w.. heating people. 7) The focus should he on Mayor Allen and his r. rops and not SNCC. At 11 a.m. that day SNCC members had gov. the Mayor's office with a com- plaint concerning police officials. ... “s time Mayor Allen refused to speak with the group and dismis..i ... - by stating, “You're out of line in Atlanta which is known for its 1.ir and equal treatment of all citizens.” —e—————————
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 13

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  • Text: JOHN G. VANCIL 34202 B. 56TH PLACE TULSA, OKLAHOMA HONORABLE IVAN ALLEN MAYOR CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA é ult ‘4. # ths e ip» * 4 a 1 “. * # isa), i id i is a : J - i" % ; , ir = ; es ‘ Sdn OR ™. y 7 ( ‘ a . ae i ” Ps, a ; ee |
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 71

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  • Text: Tulsa, Oklahoma September 19, 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen; With all the criticism being levelled and all the news media play being given to your recent racial situation, I would like to take this means of expressing my approval (for what little it is worth) of the manner you and your city have handled yourselves. Presently living in Oklahoma, moving there from 4 years in Alabama proir to which I lived for 3 years in Chicago, I have a relatively objective viewpoint regarding the racial issue geographically speaking. I have no feelings one way or the other regarding colors or races as such. However, I have learned to harbor very strong feelings with regard to rights v. s. responsibilities and so have very little regard for those groups, regardless of color, who would prefer to demonstrate and protest, rather than work for their objectives. While I feel there many people who symphatize with this view, I certainly had not seen it exemplified by many of our public office holders and political aspirants. For the most part they had capitulated to whatever radical demands that came along and actually allowed themselves be "shook down" or blackmailed into giving in to demands just to quiet the noise and minimize any political repurcussions. It was then, especially refreshing to see you exercise restraint while giving the radical elements a chance to quiet the waters on their own initiative, refusing to talk until the waters were quieted, and then taking firm action when it was proper and driving home the fact that your city was above all else a city of law and order. I'm sure that the great majority of the citizens of Atlanta admired and respected your course of action. My only purpose in writing this letter is to let you know that there*$ome of us in other sections of the U. S. who do too. When we have enough men of conviction in all the various public offices, rights and responsibilities will come in the same package and earned, not rioted for. ae Oy - PLE. a G. eek
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 60

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  • Text: pl) v 7 Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. oy Atlanta, Georgia 30315 OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT October 1l, 1966 L The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Mayor: I have no idea how many crank letters you receive, or how many people attempt to tell you how the Mayor's office could be run more effectively. This is not one of those letters. As a resident and an enthusiastic supporter of everything that is good for Atlanta and Georgia, I want to commend you for your forth- right and courageous position in the current political quagmire. Your leadership in dealing with the problems existing in the Fire Department further demonstrated to me that the offices of the Mayor were in very sound hands. As I sat, comfortable and secure, watching you on television being violently shaken from the rooftop of the automobile in the recent civil rights demonstrations, I couldn't help but wonder how many of your critics would have the "guts" as Mayor, to go directly into the fray in an effort to use the power of your office to restore logic and order to the city. I only hope that a situation of this kind making demands on your bravery may never recur. My sincere respect and appreciation for the good job you are doing as the Mayor of Atlanta. Sincerely, a. a [A ward’ P, Stuart oP EPS:mb
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 63

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  • Text: 116 Oak Street Summerville, Georgia September 28, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia bear Mayor Allen: I, A teacher with seventeen years' experience, would like to congratulate you on your part in trying to solve the riots in Atlanta. In my opinion, the arresting of Carmichael is the most constructive effort to stop rioting that any city has made. People do not riot and plunder in their own ident- ity. Unless they are caught in the mob spirit, they will not loot and plunder as a mob does. To arrest the person who incites others to lose their identity and be caught in the mob spirit seems to be a reasonable method in curbing such actions. Justice satiersa a severe blow when the charge against Carmichael was lessened. Yours truly, Yow PAD Mrs. Walter Rich P * i —— a a es | |
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 37

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  • Text: _ PACIFIC ALASKAN LAND AND LIVESTOCK CO., INC. An Alaskan Corporation P.O. Box 963— North Pole, Alaska Aver ZX SPEC We 4 Uh We 2 8 Chai ded 2 ee Lavl, , ee — or aS" A, ied a Lnileted Mets. WE piel, plea ee Ef Of ea nd A roe J
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 48

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  • Text: Departurent of Public Safetu Georgia State [Tatrol Ariter Dicense Division COLONEL H. LOWELL CONNER + wae tt LT. COL. E. B. HARBIN aurea of Niairestt DIRECTOR w J gattow DEPUTY DIRECTOR Jinst Office Dox 1455 Athutta 1,Genrgia November 14, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall fi Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: In compliance with your telephone request this date, we are enclosing the Howard Johnson bill that was incurred by Members of this Department during the Vine City incident in September. If we can be of service at any time, please let us know. With warm personal regards and best wishes, I am Sincerely, ES MéarAb 2 i.B. HARBIN Lieutenant-Colonel = Deputy Director °
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 57

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  • Text: Orrice 767-8244 STATE OF GEORGIA Resipence 761-6367 Justice Court of Sulion County 1332nd G.M. DISTRICT 1332nd G.M. DISTRICT 2855 CHURCH ST.—EAST POINT, GA. Bure at OL ar i ig oo ia) isi = = * A. 0. "ANDY" COCHRAN dye October 25, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: We feel highly honored to have been asked to pass on to you the enclosed resolution adopted by The Georgia Association of Justices of the Peace and Constables, Inc. at their meeting recently. Respectfully yours, AOC:LAS Enc.
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 58

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  • Text: JOHN C. BAKER 200 EAST GGI! STREET October 11, 1966 NEW YORK,NEW YORK 10021 ed ANS 4 The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Just a brief and belated note of most Sincere congratulations. Your handling of the tough situation you faced some weeks ago warmed the hearts of everyone who sympathize: with you in your present problems. Your courageous, dispassionate and firm stand was admired by everyone. I look forward to seeing you soon, Cordially yours, Joh hn
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 56

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  • Text: en October 26, 1966 Mr. A. O. Cochzan Justice Court of Fulton County 1332nd G.M. District 2856 Church Street East Point, Georgia Dear Mr. Cochran: Iam most grateful for the Resolution passed by the Georgia Association of Justices of the Peace and Constables, Inc. It is most gratifying to have your support and I wish to assure you that my efforts will be dedicated to the continuance of a peaceful life for all our people. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IASr/br
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 45

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  • Text: November 15, 1966 Mr. Joe Walburn Area Supervisor Atlanta District Howard Johnson's 3113 Main Street East Point, Georgia Dear Mr. Walburn: Attached is the city's check in payment of the statement sent to the Georgia State Patrol. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Ann Moses Executive Secretary AM/br Enclosure
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 15

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  • Text: Statement issued by Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta, Inc. 5 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 523-1581 September 8, 1966 The Atlanta community - Negro and white - will be making a sad mistake if it writes off Tuesday's disturbances in the southside as a plot of out- side agitators, to be dealt with by replenishing the police department's supply of tear gas. Whatever the immediate causes, the incident was another in a long series of warnings, that poverty and segregation breed conditions which cannot be solved through the personal courage of the mayor or the competence of the police to handle riots, neither of which has ever been in question. An editorial comment on Tuesday's incident says "the trouble followed the damagogic pattern the country has come to recognize since this is no longer one of those peculiar southern problems". Unfortunately the pattern is tragically familiar - slums, unemployment, poor schools, continued segregation and a police incident to spark it. Tuesday's violence by whatever name is regrettable and the Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta joins other citizens in the hope that it will not happen again. We also hope that the city will make full use of the courts to deal with any individuals or groups in the community whom they know to be perpetrators of violence but that at the same time it will intensify its efforts to alleviate the social and physics] hlight which inevitahly results in such unfortunate incidents, Cont'd -2- This incident has been repeatedly described as a riot, There appear to be as many different definitions of "riot" as there were spectators at the scene on Tuesday, numbers of whom say that it was not a riot. There was no looting, no shooting, no battles. Perhaps this was due to the competence of the police in preventing a riot for which they deserve the same praise as for stopping one. One newspaper reported that "by 4:20 p.m., the point at which the disturbance turned into a riot".. without any explanation of what happened at 4:20 to turn the disturbance into a riot. We urge the Police Committee of the Board of Alderman to prepare and make public a cornplete report of events as they occured so that they can be evaluated calmly and objectively. The question might he raised as to whether it was necessary to shoot in a residential neighbor- hood in themiddle of the afternoon to serve a warrant on a robbery suspect. Any charge of police brutality should be carefully considered, regardless of any brutality displayed towards the police. Whether charges of police brutality prove to be accurate or not, the fear of it is a real factor in the conditions which make for riots. The community might well take this as an opportunity to examine and evaluate the entire police reeruitment and training programs and the capability of the city to perform the veyvired police function with the present level of the police budget. As much as we deplore violence in any circumstances, the Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta does not accept the explanation that "SNCC members were directly responsible for Tuesday's rioting". SiCC members are not responsible for the conditions under which Atlanta citizens live in the Summerhill and Mechanicsville area. Cont'd ~3- SICC members were not responsible for threat of rent strikes in that area a year ago. -SNCC members were not responsible for street demonstrations in the area during the summer. SYNCC members are not responsible for people living in houses which the housing code finds unfit for human habitation. SNCC members are not responsible for children attending school half a day, in a building scheduled for repairs in the 1963 bond issue but which was by-passed. SNCC members are not responsible for parking space for 4,000 cars in the middle of an area which has no parks for children to play in (and to whom the income derived from the stadium is very remote). SiuCC members are not responsible for the recent incident in that same neighborhood involving police officers and the wife of a ballteam member, an incident which, rightly or wrongly, has been described by "responsible Negroes" as a white wash of the police department. SNCC members are not responsible for the policies of the Atlanta Honsing Authority which makes public housing unavailable to many residents of this and other areas in dire need of decent housing. SNCC members are not responsible for the fact that there is no Negro on the mayor's staff, or in any high position in a department of the city government. SNCC members are not responsible for the increasing disparity between employment opportunities for whites and Negroes and the fact that present trainings programs are hopelessly inadequate to close this gap. Cont'd -4- SNCC members are not responsible for maximum welfare grants which do not permit families dependent upon them to live in decency and dignity. SNCC members are not responsible for the fact that there is no public agency in any of the governments of metropolitan Atlanta with a continuing and professional responsibility in human relations and civil rights. SNCC members are not responsible for the fact that the leadership of metropolitan Atlanta has refused to acknowledge that these problem require continuing, professional attention, but has acted only in response to crises with emergency measures and has continually placed upon the aggrieved groups the burden not only of raising the questions but also of suggesting the answers. To ask residents of the southside now to list their grievances in the first place contradicts the theory that "SNCC members are directly re- sponsible", but more important it ignores the wearying succession of meetings and surveys and petitions of residents of that area and of other citizens during the past months. Such a request ignores the authoritative report of The Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc., on this and other blighted areas. It ignores the efforts of the Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta and neighborhood civic groups which resulted in the establishment of the Southside Day Care Center and other programs. It ignores the surveys and recomhendations ade by the various EOA citizen committees, before and after the establishment of the HOA Neighborhood Center. It ignores the requests of neighborhood leaders before the Atlanta Housing Authority and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal. Cont'd -5- It ignores repeated statements before the Atlanta Board of Education by parents of the area. Ti ignores the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Crime and Delinquenay. It ignores the continuous recommendations of the Atlanta Summit Leadershi p Conference since its organization in 1963, We make no claims that the solution to the problems are simple. The solutions are complicated and costly. They require changes throughout the entire metropolitan Atlanta area, and they do not lie in Summerhill or in the SNCC office. As each of us has had a part in creating the problems, so each of us must bear a part of the burden of solving then. Responsibility for dealing with these matters does not lie with "Negro leadership" or with "white leadership". It lies with "community leader- ship". These affairs are too complicated and too important to the future of the entire cammunity to be dealt with hy rsny rectally ar ecunamianlly determined segment. They will continue to plague us all until we admit that we are all equally involved. Only by our own defanlt will any outside group gain control of the destiny of Atlanta.
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 22

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY IVAN ALLEN, JR. MAYOR OF ATLANTA _ Tt 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 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 3 y ta D 1 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. Page 2 I must again commend the members of the Atlanta Police Deparime nt for their prompt response and handling of this situation. Peto —_ ae citizens of Atlanta, and especially the good citizens of Summerhill- Iam not talking from hearsay when I say that every citizen of Atlanta owes a debt of wholehearted gratitude to our dedicated police olricers, ior l was personally in the thick of the disturbance throughout ightful 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. t 1 om what Iheard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes of this melee, I feel certain that hundreds of normally good a aE = C1tizZ Si s 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 4. at * and the Georgi a 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 paece uw = he lives and property of innocent citizens in serious jeopardy.
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 21

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  • Text: September 6, 1966 es We are here to protest the latest outrage in a series against the twelve Bhek people now held captive in the Atlanta Stock- | ade for protesting the dying of Black men in the racist illeg- al War in Vietnam. First of all, the twelve were seized illegally by the Atlanta Police as they demonstrated at the Induction Center in protest of the dying of Black men in the racist illegal War in Vietnam. They were subjected to a "KANGAROO Court Trial" under racist Judge T.C.e Little who prejudiced himself by saying that because he had a son in Vietnam who is fighting to defend the principles of this country he had to give the protestors maximum sentences. Thirdly, Dwight Williams was brutally beaten under the orders of Captain Redding inside the jail. Part of this beastiality was witnessed by William's attorney, Attorney Howard Moore. In keeping with this country's scheme to emasculate Black men, the ten men were forced to shave their beards and mustaches, We know of no law that Black men wearing beards violate. We protest the holding of Donald Stone and Simuel Shutz in the County Jail five days after their bond had been paid. We demand that the five days be credited to their sentences at the Atlanta Stockade. On. Sunday August h, we were not permitted to see Robert Moore and Larry Fox because they were in the hole. Both ‘ioore and Fox suffer from Hay Fever. Both had been assigned to work in @ dusty area which would only heighten their hay fever miser- ies. They asked to be transfered to a less dusty detail. Instead, they were thrown in the hole. This was on Thursday. Fox, who refuses to cooperate with the beastial and unjust penal system, has been on a hunger strike since incarcerat- fon, August 18, is The stockade physician a racist bigot who cannot deal with Black Men. Therefore if any of the group gets sick, there is no one to treat theme The group is completely isolated from the rest of the prisoners. We charge that this is a form of political harassement just as the illegal arrest and sadistic beating of one of our workers, Robert Weaver. We also note that the City Jail, Atlanta Stockade, and the Fulton County Jail are blatantly segregated in spite of the 196 Civil Rights Act. If these conditions are not corrected and we continue to get reports of cruel beastial treatment of prisoners, then we will have to return to earlier forms of demonstrations, including sitting in at the ‘fayor's office.
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 16

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  • Text: = i 4 ; ; eet cee eee Sa pa BLACK BR ROTHERS AND SISTERS "LET'S. GET THE FACTS STRAIGHTS ‘DON'T LET THE WHITE PRESS TRICK YOU? Last Tuesday, a white policeman shot one of our black, brothers - 25 year old Harold Prather - a husband and father of four children. Prather was arbested for, susPrctoN of: stenting a car, His s mother said he had borrowed the: car from a . friend and had. done’ it many times before. ’ | 32% rol 3 peace) he was young and, ‘scared, he tried ‘to ‘run, Instead of omens after ‘him, the’ cop. Just pulled out vhis: pistol, S Laetendhiring et our brother - and shot him. < , ee THE COP THEN GOT. SCARED. AND RAN AWAY! Prather was wounded in his oidds Secawied to his mother's house and begged her to get help for him.” When the ambulance. came, he was laying on his mothers porch in a PUDDLE OR BLOOD! - Ne A large crowd of friends, neighbors, and young seeplennek together in front ar the Prather house because they ea ANGRY! They were ANGRY about the brutal and ismnecessary shooting of Narold Prather. Thav WARe™alwo SICK AND TIRED of seeing white cops mess over black men and md women, as thay haya betn doins for over 300 years. ‘The crowd that Harold Prathen: was only one of thousands of black men and women in Atlanta who ‘have been brutalized and shaved! acourid by white cops and Hie hokees a ae | ; } : ; a SA Let us think about the sores that Mrs. Prather ean to the white | cops: a eA a ee ; ; "YOU “AIN'T GOING TO HURT HIM NO MORE. THERE USED TO BE DAYS IN SLAVERY TIMES WHEN’THEY KILLED PEOPLE LIKE DOGS, BUT THIS IS A- ‘5 NOTHER DAY. IF YOU°LIVE AND HE, LIVES, YOU'LL PAY TOR THIS! J gs
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 7, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 1

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 7, Document 1
  • Text: STATEMENT BY: Sunday, September ll, 1966 MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, JRS I promise every citizen of At lanta that the full forces of the City government will be used to apprehend and convict the person or persons guilty of shooting and killing Herbert Vorner and the shooting and wounding of Roy Wright. I further promise and pledge that Atlanta will continue without any lessening of its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination and provide full and equal opportunity to all its citizens. I further pledge that in this city we will enforce the law and demand orderly and lawful conduct from every person. After having made these commitments to every Atlanta dtizen, and especially those who are here today and live in this neighborhood, I would remind you that Atlanta's efforts which have exceeded the efforts of any other American city to eliminate racial prejudice and insure the Negro citizen of equal rights and opportunity, cannot be accomplished or carried out except under the authority of law and order. These two are inseparable and neither can succeed without the other, With full realization of this, I assure each of you and every other Atlanta citizen that we will not tolerate racial discrimination, injustice, lawlessness or disorder. Neither will we allow to go unpunished those responsible for such deplorable and dastardly acts as were perpertrated last night. I am today posting a reward of $10, 000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or person s guilty of the shooting and death of Herbert Vorner and the shooting and wounding or Roy Wright.
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 7, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 12

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 7, Document 12
  • Text: oe PERSONS ARRESTED AROUND CAPITOL AND ORMOND SEPT. 6, 1966 JOHN MC-COWN, CM NO ADDRESS CARL ROBINSON, CM 740 COOPER ST. C. B. LIVINGSTON, CM 912 CREW ST. HOWARD OGLETREE, CM 73 VANIRA EDISON MARTIN, CM 543 WILSON EARNEST JOHNSON, CM 32 260 WEST VIEW PL. MONROE SHARKS, CM 2222 TELHURST ST. ANDREW HICKS, CM 522 CENTRAL THEADORE CAMPBELL, CM 825 WEST END AVE. JAMES TRIBBLE, CM 633 CONNALLY GRADY BROWN, CM 24 3006 DELMAR LANE JAMES GREEN, CM 1020 WASHINGTON SYLVESTER RAGLAND, CM 777 CAPITOL CALVIN HILL, CM 961 WILKES, #575 WILLIE A. ANDREWS, CM 840 MC-KAY, S. E. JAMES RIVERS, CM 1038 WASHINGTON ST. MARVIN PUGH, CM 162 AMI ST., S. Ew * SAMMY LEE TUCKER, CM 17 1033 WASHINGTON ST. ESSIE KEMP, CM 21 885 CAPITOL AVE. NATHANIAL GOULD, CM 25 56 VANIRA HARRY COPELAND, CM 21 98 RICHARDSON ST., S. E. #8 WILLIAM R. SWAN, CM 30 467 WESTERN, N. We FREDDY J..SIMMONS, CM 24 1016 WASHINGTON JOHN W. GOODEN, CM 44 320 KENDRICKS AVE., Se Ee GREGORY REID, CM 60 LITTLE CHARLES DAVENPORT, CM 1020 PULLIAM WILLIAM WARE, CM 142 VINE ST. BOBBY VANCE WALTON, CM 556 HOUSTON WILLIE L. SMITH, CM ~854 CAPITOL JOHN W. WALLACE, CM 18 40 ORMOND ST. HERMAN BOYKIN, CM 819 SMITH JOHN JOHNSON, CM 804 CAPITOL TERRY CURRY, CM 1030 CREW ST. Re ALVIN CONYERS, CM 1294 WESTMORELAND CIRL JAMES TATE, CM 40 723 CAPITOL AVE. ROBERT LEE COFFER, CM 20 1033 WASHINGTON ST.
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 7, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 83

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 6, Document 83
  • Text: GRADY MEMORIAL. HOSPITAL 30 BUTLER STREET, J. W. PINKSTON. JR. s ERINTENDENT ATLANTA, uP GEORGIA 30303 ROBERT E. SLEIGHT . SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM L. SHEPHERD ASST FRED M. W ec OoNn SUL September 12, 1966 Paul T. Donehoo Funeral Home 736 N. Central Avenue Hapeville, Ga. Dear Sirs: . During the night of September 6th when we had an emergency situation in our city, we called on you to provide an ambulance to stand by at the Atlanta Stadium in the event that one would be required. You responded immediately to the call of our night Administrator, Mr. Horace Bearden, at 7:00 P.M. and remained far after midnight. We are grateful to you for providing this special service to our community. Very truly yours, wt ie i J. W. Pinkston, Jr. Superintendent smk ce: ;//Honorable Ivan Allen Chief Herbert Jenkins Mr, Edgar J. Forio SUPERINTENDENT
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 6, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 7, Document 11

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 7, Document 11
  • Text: Persons Arrested Around Sapitol And Ormond Sept. 1 1966 about 4:00 P.M, Robert Harold Winfrey Cl, 21 995 Primrose # B. D.C,Inciting a Riot Lamar Franklin C.M, 17 918 Crew St D,C.,Inciting a Rio Felton Daniel C.M, 29 1087 Primrose # B DgC,. Inciting Riot George Nunnally C.M, 19 845 Oak St D,C.Inciting Riot Michele Tony Benton C.M, 32 4 31 Vanira St D,C,.Inciting Riot Johnny Lee Bowden C,M, 31 955 Connally St inciting Riot Oscar Hambrick C.M, 39 993 Windsor St # 3 D.C.Inciting Riot Albert McMillin C,.M, 20 1000 Washington St # 1 D.C,Inciting Riot Johnny Hall C.M, 17 566 Capitol Ave. D,C,inciting Riot Jerry Lowe C.M, 18 29 Ormond D.C, Inciting Riot Arrested cater in the Night on Sept. 7, 1966 Alvin Bradley C.™, 3 Ormond St D,C ice Willie Ruth Jordan C.F, 30 875 Capitol Ave. Apt 16 D.C Riot Willie Clarence Manuel C,.M, #9 986 Washington St D.C. ailing to Move On
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 7, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 6, Document 92

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 6, Document 92
  • Text: September 13, 1966 Mrs, Alice Nixon 703 Cooper Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mrs. Nixon: Il appreciate your coming by Monday morning to personally deliver the petition to me from the residents of the Summerhill and Mechanicsville neighborhoods. I think you are doing a splendid job with your committee and I am asking Mr. Dan Sweat of my office to be available to discuss these matters with you at any time. With appreciation, | am Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJr/br CC: Mr. Dan Sweat
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 6, Folder topic: SNCC disturbance | 1966
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