Box 9, Folder 23, Document 1

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i OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION

i203 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA sosos

Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
REPRINTED FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, SUNDAY, JULY 24, 1966

THE POOR’S ANGRY VOICES-
A WARNING AND A THERAPY



JACK JONES

“The Negro built this nation; let’s burn it to the
ground!” thundered a delegate to a recent conven-
tion of the poor in Fontana.

“We have found the only way to move the power
structure,” cried another, “is to tell them what will



Times staff writer Jones’s principal assignments are in
the civil rights, welfare and poverty fields.



happen if they don’t meet our demands. The truth
was proved in Watts.”

These cries of outrage, heard time and time again
whenever the rebellious poor or less privileged
gather, certainly are discomfiting to members of an

PROTEST—"’Shouting at a public

official . . . is a demonstration
that the poor and minorities have

< . . . power to challenge the ‘big

chief.’ “

Times drawing

affluent society. They expose the latent distrust and
hatred of the so-called “power structure”; they ring
with undertones of terror and possible anarchy.
But viewed with an awareness of other protest
movements of history, they reflect the not abnormal
outcry of a people suddenly offered a chance to vent
their frustrations.

Some of the very people who have been the recent
targets of vituperative attacks by the unsophisticated
and uneducated regard those outbursts as healthy.

The Shriver Incident

Sargent Shriver, who directs the antipoverty war
that has had much to do with releasing the angrv

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