Box 1, Folder 14, Document 46

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Box 1, Folder 14, Document 46

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August 18, 1969

‘FROM: Dan Sweat

Chief Williame has written a letter to Mayor Allen submitting information
which addresses itself to the "Memorandum Regarding Discrimination
Against Black Firemen of Atlanta" presented to the Mayor and Fire Depart-
ment officials on August 8th.

The letter contains attachments which includes a summary and analysis of
promotional policies, a description of firing practices and a statement of
exploration regarding the Atlanta Firemen's Recreation Club. Also included
is an August 15th memo from Chief Williams to all personnel of the Atlanta
Fire Department reiterating Fire Department policies inwbiving the proper
form of verbal address of firemen and superior officers and assignment of
fire station personnel as acting officers or extra apparatus operators.

Ihave given copies of all correspondence between Chief Williams and Mayor

Allen to Mr. William Hamer, Fireman at Station 16, Spokesman for the
Black Firemen.


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