Box 9, Folder 24, Document 18

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Box 9, Folder 24, Document 18

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WHEREAS, The assagination of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.
takes from Atlanta one of its greatest citizens of all time, who honored
his home city in the eyes of al] the world when he was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and

WHEREAS, this senseless act of violence takes from our nation
one of its greatest leadersof ail time in the cause of human brotherhood
and racial amity, and

WHEREAS, this tragic misdeed takes from our world one of its
greatest advocates of the cause of peace among all nations and all
races, and

WHEREAS, although the physical presence of this eminent American
has been torn from us, his soul will go marching on to in spire all
Americans to achieve the goal of equal justice, equal opportunity and
equal citizenship for each and every American, regardless of race,
creed or color, and

WHEREAS, our Atlanta citizenry joins with all men and wornen of
good will everywhere on our earth, and particularly with the good
citizenry efx in our sister city of Memphis, in deploring the deadly
shot whose echoes of hatred resounded around the world and in one
tragic instant transmitted a living leader of our present to a martyr
of ages to come,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City of
Atlanta, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 8, as

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF MOURNING
and call upon all citizens to observe that day in honor of the memory
of our eminent fellow citizen and to join with me in praying that, with
God's help, our nation may attain the goal of complete racial justice
and racial equality for which he gave his life.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused the
Seal of the City of Atlanta to be affixed
this 5th day of April, 1968.



Ivan Allen, Jr.
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