Box 9, Folder 24, Document 20

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CITY OF ATLANT VAX __ WAN ALLEN, JR, MAYOR

R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison

NEWS RELEASE

CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303

Tel, 522-4463 Area Code 404





FOR USE UPON RECEIPT



May 6, 1968

Atlanta's Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., today made the following
statement with regard to the anticipated arrival here on Thursday
of the participants in the Poor People's March.

"J have asked Mr. Albert Bows, President of the Atlanta
Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Harmon Moore, Executive Director
of the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta; and Chief
Herbert T. jediiee, to serve as a City Coordinating Committee,
to confer at once with officials of the Southern Christian Leader-
ship Conference and local representatives of the Metropolitan
Atlanta Summit Leadership Congress.

"This coordinating committee will secure information
regarding arrival and departure times, march routes and such
requirements as meeting places, housing and food, and then
make recommendations for such assistance as might be needed
from the community.

"The city government will make every effort to provide
adequate city services, and J urge organizations and citizens to

cooperate in this effort,"

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