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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 64

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 Alderman Jack Summers 167 Trinity Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Alderman Summers: I regret that you were unable to attend the meeting of the Human Relations Committee on Friday, September 9. Due to an insufficient number of members to constitute a quorum, formal organization of the committee was post- poned until the next regularly scheduled meeting. This meeting has been called for Thursday, September 22, 1966 at 2:00 p.m, at City Hall in Committee Room # 2, A copy of the minutes of the last meeting is attached. Sincerely yours, Sam Massell, Jr. Acting Chairman Human Relations Committee SMIr:fy Enclosure {1) SO * ee a ee ee Oe ee Ba eae Se
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 58

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 Mrs. Dorothy Bolder Thompson a 643 Delbridge Street, N. W. wr Atlanta, Georgia es ly wo Dear Mrs. Thomppon: Attached is a copy of a draft of minutes of the September 9, 1966, meeting of the Human Relations Committee. Please mark your calendar to attend the next scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall in Committee Room # 2, We are looking forward to this meeting. Sincerely yours, Sam Massell, Jr. Acting Chairman Human Relations Committee SMJr;fy Enclosure (1)
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 56

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 iW) ae Y Alderman G. Everett Millican 500 Bishop Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Dear Alderman Millican: Attached is a copy of a draft of minutes of the September 9, 1966, meeting of the Human Relations Committee, Please mark your calendar to attend the next scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall in Committee Room # 2. We are looking forward to this meeting. Sincerely yours, Sam Magssell, Jr. Acting Chairman Human Relations Committee SMIRify Enclesure (1)
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 80

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  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 100

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  • Text: iy (DRAFT) 1970 PROGRAM PLAN COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION SECTION I - LEGISLATION The Community Relations Commission has been operating for almost three years under the initial ordinance creating the Commis- sion. The Commission has been able in many cases to implement suc- cessfully its duties and functions "to foster mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect among all economic, social, religious, and ethnic groups in the Gity." The Board of Aldermen also charged the Commission with the responsibility "to investigate, discourage and seek to prevent discriminatory practices against any individ- ual because a dees, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry." Here the Commission has found that the only tool it has is that of persuasion. In light of the nature of the dis- criminatory practices still existing in Atlanta, the Commission -has found this tool to be inadequate. To do the job the Commis- sion believes must be done in eliminating discriminatory practices, local legislative action is needed in the following areas: o Page Program Plan 1970° Draft 2 ty 1. Public Accommodations. Although the 1964 Civil Rights Act has been an effective tool in elimi- nating discrimination in most businesses serving the public, the law is applicable only to firms engaged in interstate commerce. Some Atlanta businesses not in interstate commerce, enti ate trailer. parks, skating rinks, health spas and barber shops,discriminate because of race.” “ In the opinion of the Commission, it is unjust for this small number of businesses to enjoy the pros- perity of this great City while the vast majority of businesses are abiding by the letter and spirit of bie Federal law. The Federal remedial process is slow, cumbersome and expensive. A local public accommodations ordinance with Lsvssichk powers through the municipal courts of Atlanta is needed. Contract Compliance. In 1967 the Board of Alder- men enacted Ordinance #31-41.1 making it necessary for firms contracting with the City to have a non- discriminatory hiring policy. -Each supplier certifies he does not discriminate but nothing else is done to enforce the ordinance. The ordinance contains no investigatory or enforcement powers. In 1969, the budget of the City of Atlanta was $207,000,000. The full implementation of this ordinance would be an important lever in ending employment discrimination in Atlanta. Page 3 Program Plan 1970 Draft se 3. Fair Employment. The 1964 Civil Rights Act covers firms with 25 or more employees. This leaves thousands of Atlanta citizens without fair enplioyment protection. Furthermore, the is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's backlog of cases in the Southeast is proof net more action is needed on a local level. Other Southern cities such as Miami and Nashville i have found their local fair*‘employment ordi- nances to be biighiiy useful in conbekiing dis- crimination. The Commission believes that Atlanta needs an ordinance with enforcement powers to cover firms with ten or more employees. In order to enforce effectively erdtnences on public accommo- dations, contract compliance and fair employment the Commission. needs subpoena, cease and desist, and other powers which may be necessary to implement these ordinances. The Commission recomnends that the number of Commission members be increased from 20 to 22, with the additional two positions Keine designated for young persons age 22 or under. The Commission asks that the terms for these two youth positions be rotated yearly for increased youth involvement. The youth Commissioners are to have full voting rights and powers. They are to serve on an equal basis with the other Commission members. Page 4 Program Plan 1970 - Draft SECTION II - TOWN HALL MEETINGS Immediately after its creation three years ago, CRC insti- tuted a series of Town Hall meetings in disadvantaged areas. These meetings gave citizens an opportunity to express their grievances and City Hall a chance to take remedial action. CRC benefited from this program because it gave the Commission a direct involve- ment with the people in their neighborhoods. The “citizens bene- fited because they had a areeeE line to City Hall. Concurrently the office of Community Development Coordinator was created to deal with City services in disadvantaged areas. Although the CRC has had an effective working relationship with Johnny Robinson's office, duplication of effort exists. CRC's main goals are to improve human relations and to eliminate discrim- ination. The Town Hall meetings deal primarily with improving City services. The Commission recommends that the staff of the Community Development Coordinator be expanded with more City coordinators being placed in disadvantaged areas on a year round basis and that the Community Development Coordinator's office assume the responsibility for the Town Hall meeting program. SECTION III ~- PUBLIC HEARINGS °o The Ordinance creating the Community Relations Commission states in Sec. 3.8.5.5: "Pursuant to the named functions and duties of the Community Relations Commission, it is empowered to hold hearings and take the testimony of any person under oath. The Commission, after the completion of any hearing, shall make a report in writing to the Mayor setting forth the facts found by it and its recommendations. At any hearing before the ‘Commission a witness shall have the right to be advised Sy counsel present during such hearings." Page 5 Program Plan 1970 © - ’ Draft The Commission has made very little use of this section of its charter. In an effort to get to the root cause of discrimi- nation, CRC will institute public hearings in such areas: as public accommodations, employment discrimination, school segre- gation, housing discrimination and other vital areas affecting ' improved human relations in Atlanta. SECTION IV - EMPLOYMENT om 1. Starting in September CRC will undertake a systematic study bg minority employment and promotion in each City Hall depardnant, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and non-professional positions in the Atlanta School System. Upon completion of this suuay; | the Commission will make a public report of its findings with recommendations. ‘2. Jobs Creation-Atlanta, a joint project of the Equal Employ- ment Opportunity Commission and CRC, has been refunded for another year. Maurice Mitchell has been employed to direct this project during 1969-70. During the last 12 months CRC has worked with 25 companies on their hiring and recruiting practices of minority persons. The plan for the forthcoming year is to continue working with these 25 firms and to add 15 new companies. 3. The Commission will work for the elimination of discrim- ination in Atlanta labor unions, trade associations, and profes-~- sional organizations. 4, CRC will continue its efforts with an ad hoc oie ues . to make a study of anticipated job abenitas in Atlanta during the next five years and how vocational and other training can be geared to meet these needs. ° Page 6 ' Program Plan 1970 , Draft 5. CRC will consider having another workshop on minority economic development in mid-winter. SECTION V -- EDUCATION ’ ~ 1. CRC will work with the new school board to improve the quality of education for minorities and the disadvantaged and to — desegregation. 2. The CRC plans to work with the Atlanta School System and the City Planning Department in determining how locations for new schools can assist in solving the desegregation problem. 3. The Commission will make personal calls on each college president in Atlanta to urge his institution to accelerate student and faculty recruitment across racial lines. SECTION VI - POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS 1. The Commission will work with the Police Department and the Urban Laboratory in developing training programs in police-community relations for senior officers, patrolment and new recruits. Efforts will be made to utilize outstanding sociologists, criminologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, law enforcement officers and consultants in Atlanta and elsewhere. 2. The CRC will offer its services to the Police Department in initiating more training in human relations for the police/community services officers. 3. CRC will monitor Municipal Courts and make recommendations to judges on how human relations can be improved. Page 7 ‘ . Program Plan 1970 Draft SECTION VII - HOUSING 1. In the last nine years 22 Atlanta schools have gone. from all white to virtually all Negro. The City of Atlanta Planning: Department eevinavee that in 1967 and 1968 490 City blocks changed from white to non-white. After identifing one or two target ares for transition the Commission will seek to marshall total community support..... businesses, churches, the Atlanta School Board, human cblattous organizations, real estate brokers, and the press.....to stablize these areas. The Commission will seek to develop ways and Poe to report and halt block-busting. 2. The CRC plans to send out teams of black and white sback members to various apartment buildings and housing developments ’ ' and ask for housing. In doing so discriminatory practices will be identified and dealt with. 3. The Commission will contact The Advertising Council and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to find out the availability of public service TV spots, ads and car-cards. The staff will then urge local media to use these public service ads onan housing. 4, CRC will continue to participate actively as a member of ° the Metropolitan Atlanta Housing Conference which seeks to further “open housing and the dispersal of low-income housing to all quad- rants of the City and suburbs. 5. There is a tremendous need in Atlanta for a centralized agency which lists available housing at all income levels. CRC plans to talk to representatives of the American Friends Service Page 8 Program Plan 1970 - Draft Vy Committee, Metropolitan Fair Housing Conference and the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee to see if such a function can be assumed. , SECTION VIII - PUBLIC INFORMATION 1. CRC will strive to further its public information role by working closely with all news media and having members and staff speak to church and civic groups. It is the wish of" the staff ies involve more intensively Commission members in public speaking roles. The staff will make personal calls on television stations and service clubs offering a list of panelists and speakers who reflect a wide range of experience and view points in the human ' relations field. 2. Special effort will be made to concentrate on the human relations education of witte and blue collar workers in Atlanta. ‘The staff will prepare two or three stories for the 25 largest company house organs in the City. Personal calls will be made by the staff at high cooperate levels to urge the use of these mate- rials. SECTION IX - INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION ° 1. The Commission will invite all Atlanta professional organizations concerned with the human relations to a one day meeting at City Hall in December so each organization can outline its program fia for 1970. | 2. Throughout the year the staff will concentrate on improving communications with other human relations organizations..... working Page 9 Program Plan 1970 ° : Draft directly with them and through the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Inter-Group Relations Officials (NAIRO). SECTION X - WORKSHOPS IN HUMAN RELATIONS 1. In mid-1970 the CRC staff plans to repeat several sessions ' of the Workshop in Human Relations for new City Hall employees. 2. As a follow up to the Workshops in Human Relations, CRC plans an on-going program on human relation for City of Atlanta personnel. Each department will be asked to designate a person through which the Commission can work. CRC's foremost function is to identify and eliminate discrim- SECTION XI ~ REACTION TO CRISIS ination in Atlanta. If this job is done, civil disorders will be minimized. However a master plan needs te be developed outlining what CRC should do in event of a racial crisis. For example: 1. The operation of Rumor Control. 2. The organization of "Interfaith Mobilization", a group of Atlanta ministers trained to act as observers and reporters at hospitals and police stations. 35 The identification of a list of community leaders who can be called on for specific assignments. SECTION XII - RESEARCH The Board of Aldermen charged the Commission with several responsibilities including....."To make studies, and to have Page 10 ". _ | Program Plan 1970. 5 Draft , : _studies made, in the field of human relations, and to prepare and disseminate reports of such studies." Due to lack of staff, the Scumiisdian has not adequately discharged this responsibility... The Commission requires a full time staff member to initiate specific aenaies in the field of human relations in 1970. This staff member will work closely with the Community Council, the Urban Laboratory, and colleges and universities to avoid duplica- tion of efforts. iad ¢$ ¢ + # Page §/ Program Plan 1970 Draft SECTION XII - HIPPIES CRC will endeavor to serve as a communications tink between the growing hippie community and the City of nelanta. CRC plans to hold periodic meetings in the near Northside neighborhood with residents, business proprioritors and landlords and to make recommendations to City officials.
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 92

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  • Text: Mey. ore it ~ Ti" 7 Hy] rm no YI s gta A Le * = 5 : Me z A tit fear, As ott 5 3 i a * r £ ‘. ee fy rere Ca OD AL oA T Yd Lak ve and nyt rae ' om tJ CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 August 6, 1969 __ Tel 522-4469 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr. Deputy Chief Administrative Officer FROM: Johnny H. Robinson Community Development Coordinator SUBJECT: Monthly Report (Statistical) Dan, you will find enclosed a breakdown on the amount of complaints received from July 1, 1969 - August 1, 1969, The overall received are as following: Total Received 708 Total Corrected 405 Total Meeting Attended 105 We were also involved in a survey for the Planning Department in Plunkettown, JHR/mc
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 93

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  • Text: TO: °° Johnny H. Robinson Fen FRCM: Bordo Peer): ae, PIG SUBJECT Juhy ee wl wt Kg 4 1967 . | 7 COMPLAINTS ° Received Corrected Atlanta Housing Authority ; } a Sanitation IS pas Police x 2 Parks : / / Housing Code Division (A | Traffic Engineering 2 2 Construction * : : G / Pianning Fulton County Health Department 7 _ 2 a? OTHER 4 _ TOTAL 4.f Ve °. MEETINGS Number %.O.A, Staff | eH 2 CNAC = / Area Block ; a CRC Lane MISC, : 2 TOTAL 7 COMMENTS - OBSERVATIONS
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 27

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  • Text: ——_— ee a ee oe MINUTES HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SEPTEMBER 9, 1966 Members of the Human Relations Committee met at City Hall on Friday, September 9, 1966, at 2:30. p.m. with the following members present; Alderrian Milton Farris Mr. Charles Hart Vice Mayor Sam Massell, Jr., Acting Chairman Alderman G. Everett Millican Mrs. Eliza Paschall Mrs. Dorothy Bolder Thompson Rev. Samuel Williams Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison for the City of Atlanta, was also present, The meeting was called for the purpose of formal organization of the committee. However, due to the fact that a quorum was not present, it was agreed to postpone this for a future meeting. The group then discussed the role of the committee and possible activities and programs to be accomplished. Some of the suggested programs or improvements included: (1) Alderman Farris suggested an ordinance by the Board of Aldermen prohibiting building of houses on unpaved streets. (2) The group discussed a demonstration project whereby a small area (perhaps a city block) in disadvantaged neigh- borhoods could be completely cleared and inexpensive but substantial single family dwellings built back as rental property or as purchase property. As one area is completed the program would then move to another area rather than taking in the large sections as under the present urban renewal programs. (3) Mr. Massell suggested that a listing of problems anda schedule of priority of needs be compiled and suggested the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Inter- Group Relations Officials be contacted to obtain their recommendations. en Page Two (4) The group discussed the value of a survey of the residents of the disadvantaged areas to determine what they feel are their greatest needs and problems. There were many suggestions as to how to conduct such a survey including: a. A professional survey b. A survey carried out by amateurs (such as the EOA Neighborhood Aides) as the people might discuss their problems more freely with this group than with professional persons c. Community meetings with members of the Board of Aldermen (5) It was suggested that a fulltime staff and budget be recommended as part of a permanent Human Relations Commission. It was agreed that the City should have one person responsible for all needs and activity in this field. Since most of the discussion centered around the problems of housing, it was suggested that Federal authorities from the Department of Housing and Urban Development be asked to attend the next meeting to explain their programs and the services this department can render in solving this problem, Mrs. Paschall agreed to review the material and information obtained from the U. S. Conference of Mayors and the Civil Rights Commission on Human Relations Commissions of other cities and prepare a brief summary for the members of the committee. The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m. with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 1966, at 2:00 p.m,
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 14, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | formation of commission | 1966-1969
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 28

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  • Text: Briefing and Bus Tour Special Committee to Survey Services to Slum Areas Wednesday, August 10, 1966 ; 2:00 P.M, Committee Room No. 4 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 2;00 P.M. I Call to Order - Mayor Ivan Allen it Explanation of Resolution - Mayor Allen Ti introduction of Committee Members - Mayor Allen Milton Farris, Chairman, Finance Committee Charles Leftwich, Chairman, Parks Committee (Aldermanic Richard Freeman, Chairman, Police Commiitee Members) Jack Summers, Chairman, Public Works No. 1 Committee G. Everett Millican, Chairman, Public Works No. Il Committee a Rodney Cook, Chairman, Urban Renewal Policy Committee John Flanigen, Chairman, Zoning Commiitee cbee St. N.W. pe cas (ux -8-29a2) Mrs. Dorothy Bolder Thompson, |! Mr. L. D. Simon , a3 SE, (Summit Mr. Benny T. Smith,201 Quckerest Ovue, Napecn eee , Becorg Members) Mr. Charles Hart, 707 Cam meckaie Jé, C799- L003) IV Mrs. Eliza Pascall Breaky Qt Counciea Nana. Peladine. & Decute St. 30303 Rev. Sam Williams, Sus dhs Boptist Chunchk, $37 Mitehede sh. Sw Introduction of Earl Landers, Administrative Asst, - Mayor Allen Department Heads or designated representatives each to give 5-minute briefing on nature and extent of services provided by their department. Harl Landers to introduce departmental spokesmen. (1) Jerry Coffel, Planning Department: . Mr. CGoffel will locate areas of immediate concern on map and explain the Department's progress on preparation of survey and planning applications, He will also explain handout materials describing each area, along with individual maps. Ray Nixon, Construction Department ~~ pu ~— Bill Wofford, Inspections Department ~ >) — Jack Delius, Parks Department ’ Bob Speer, Sanitary Department —, ur —— 1 Bevins, Traffic Engineering Department 1 o H (8) (7) Capt. Morris Redding, Police Department Vi Mr. Landers introduce Earl Metzger, who will not speak but who will make the tour to answer questions on Urban Renewal and Public Housing. Vil 2:45 p.m. Board bus in front of City Hall. Vil 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Tour of following areas: Vine City Cooper-Glenn Summerhill Blue Heaven Cabbage Town Mayor Allen will handle mike and answer questions or call on appropriate department representative for answer. Jerry Coffel will direct driver along tour route and assist Mayor Allen by pointing out locations, city parks, playlots and other points of importance, ‘ielen Meyers o. the Planning Department will record suggestions and recommendations during the course of the tour. 4:30 p.m. - Tour ends at City Hall.
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 16

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  • Text: i a. “\ _“™ LAW OFFICES VY KALER, KARESH & RUBIN 1820 FULTON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING IRVING K. KALER CABLE ADDRESS: SANFORD R.KARESH ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 "KKATTY" ATLANTA MARTIN H. RUBIN PAUL M. M#LARTY, JR. TELEPHONE: c.LAWRENCE JEWETT, JR. AREA CODE 404 December 23 5 1966 "lt 525-6886 Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: I know you have received the letter from Mr. Lucien Oliver resigning from the Community Rela- tions Commission. I recommend that you appoint an outstanding businessman to succeed Mr. Oliver. There are a number of successful and prominent businessmen who I am convinced will add great strength and balance to this program. Yours very sincerely, Vy i Dein 2K KL, Le Irving'K. Kaler, Chairman Community Relations Commission IKK/sf ec: Hon. Sam Massell, Jr. Vice-Mayor, City of Atlanta
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 34

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant August 29, 1966 MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison To: All Persons Responsible for Summer Slum Program From: Ivan Allen, Jr. Our summer Neighborhood Improvement Program in four of the City's major slum areas has certainly produced significant results. It is important that we evaluate the success of this program to determine future courses of action. Would you please compile the results of the summer program in your particular department or agency for the period through August 31 and forward it to my office as soon after the 3lst as possible? Thanks again for the cooperation and good work, IAI r:fy
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 13

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  • Text: June 8, 1970 Mr. Robert E, Scott, Chairman Mr. Michael Banks, Representative Central Youth Council Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Gentlemen: This is to acknowledge your letter requesting representation for the Central Youth Council on the Community Relations Commission. The Board of Aldermen at its next meeting will consider an ordinance to amend the City Charter to provide for the addition of two student members on the Community Relations Commission, We hope that the Aldermen will provide these positions to be filled by young citizens of Atlanta. I will certainly consider your request if and when Iam called upon to make these appointments. Sincerely, Sam Massell SM:sdm ec: Rev. Sam Williams
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 29

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  • Text: September 13, 1966 Mr, Sam Massell, Jr. President of the Board of Aldermen 40 Pryor Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sam: Attached is a draft letter to go to members of the Human Relations Committee who were not present at the last meeting. There is also a draft to be sent to those who were in attendance along with a copy of the minutes of the last meeting. If you will make any corrections or additions to the proposed letters and minutes and have someone return them to my office, we will get them out to the Committee members immediately. Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat DS :fy Enclosures (3)
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 36

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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 46

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  • Text: ROBERT T. JONES, UR. LAW OFFICES FRANCIS M. BIRD EDWARD R. KANE EARLE 8.MAY, JR. J.DONALLY SMITH ¢c.DALE HARMAN ARTHUR HOWELL ARTHUR HOWELL JONES, BIRD & HOWELL ROBERT L. FOREMAN, JR. FOURTH FLOOR HAAS-HOWELL BUILDING LYMAN H. HILLIARD ROBERT P. JONES TRACER CURREL ASR: ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 1879-1956 TRAMMELL E.VICKERY RALPH WILLIAMS RALPH WILLIAMS, JR. 1903-1960 WILLIAM B.WASSON 2. May 8 ? 1969 TELEPHONE 522-2508 PEGRAM HARRISON AREA CODE 404 CHARLES W. SMITH CHASE VAN VALKENBURG RICHARD A.ALLISON F. M. BIRD, JR. PEYTON S. HAWES,JR. RAWSON FOREMAN MARY ANN E,SEARS ARTHUR HOWELL Ill VANCE ©. RANKIN Ill CYRUS E.HORNSBY III RICHARD M.ASBILL Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor, City of Atlanta 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Re: Volunteers Unlimited Dear Mayor Allen: This is to bring you up to date on the present status of our project to recruit, train and place individual and group volunteers in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Volunteers Unlim- ited is the name given to the project which is now being spon- sored by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, EOA, the Junior League of Atlanta, the Community Chest, and the Community Council. I enclose a copy of a letter from me to Secretary Romney, together with a copy of the Memorandum enclosed with my letter. The Letter and Memorandum are self-explanatory. I attended a meeting in Washington last Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23, of executive directors and presidents of councils in cities hav- ing a population of one million or over. It was well attended. About twenty-five cities were represented. At the meeting with Secretary Romney and Mr. Max Fisher, our group first obtained assurance that the Voluntary Action Program as envisioned by the National Administration is not in- tended to be a substitute for federal or state funds or programs - but is intended to be a supplement to these programs. We em- phasized the fact that the nature of the problems in the cities is such that more federal and state money is required - not less. Hon. Ivan Allen May 28, 1969 Page Two At the Friday meeting it was pretty obvious that Secretary Romney would like to have gotten into a discussion of the Model City Program. As I am sure you know, the Nixon Administration plans to spread the "Model City'' money over areas in the city beyond the boundaries of the neighborhoods now designated. We didn't get into a lengthy discussion but he did mention one thing which would be of interest to you and the people involved in the program in Atlanta. He said that preference in Model City Programs would be given to cities making maximum use of vol- untary agencies and volunteers in the total community. It may be helpful to you and those involved in the Model City Program to point out that we have a project for the recruitment and plac- ing of volunteers which is jointly sponsored by strong organiza- tions and has the support of your office. We had a number of outstanding applicants for the job of Executive Director of Volunteers Unlimited. We finally selected Mr. Jack T. Mallory, Jr., who is twenty-eight years old and has had considerable experience with the YMCA and community organiza- tion. His employment is effective June 1. The Massell Companies are permitting us to use, without charge, a building on Gordon Street about one-half block from Ashby. This is a building for- merly used by the Bank of Georgia. It is directly across the street from a branch of the Atlanta Library and a branch of the Atlanta Federal Savings and Loan Association. We think it is an ideal location and facility. During the next two months most of our time will be devoted to the organization of committees which will be responsible for recruiting, training and placing volunteers. One large committee will begin working with agencies in the accumulation of job de- scriptions for volunteers. We still need some help in a number of areas. We have to do some painting and remodeling of the building. We have to provide office equipment and supplies for our Headquarters. We do not have at this time sufficient funds JONES. BIRD & HOWELL Hon. Ivan Allen May 28, 1969 Page Three to employ two neighborhood aides which we need in connection with the project. If you or Dan Sweat know of any large corporations which would loan us a young executive for a couple of months, this would be most helpful. We are basically funded for the first year. The next year we are going to have to take care of on the basis of our perform- ance during the first year. However, we are determined to make this project a success. We are most encouraged by the enthusiastic support of the Junior League. As you know, these gals are real movers. We appreciated very much your letter of support and it has been helpful to us. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. Yours very truly, Eugene T. Branch ETB: js Enclosures ec: Mr. Dan Sweat w/Encls. JONES. BIRD & HOWELL
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 90

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  • Text: COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION MINUTES JANUARY 27, 1967 Members of the Community Relations Commission met on Friday, January 27, 1967, at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall. The following members were present: Mr. Irving Kaler, Chairman Rev. Samuel Williams, First Vice Chairman Miss Helen Bullard, Second Vice Chairman Mrs. Fred Patterson, Secretary Mr. T. M. Alexander, Sr. Mrs. Sara Baker Mr. C. G. Ezzard Rev. Joseph L. Griggs Mr. Joseph Haas Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Mr. Al Kuettner Mr. Rolland Maxwell Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Mr. M. O. Ryan Mrs. Mary Stephens Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously passed, the minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as submitted. Mrs. Patterson read the minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee held on Friday, January 20, 1967, and the Commission members discussed the business arising from this meeting. Rev. Samuel Williams, Chairman of the committee to select the Executive Director, reported that Mrs, Eliza Paschall had been recommended to serve as the Executive Director and moved the approval of this recommendation, Upon motion duly made, seconded and passed, it was RESOLVED to accept the Committee's recommendation and request the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to approve the appointment of Mrs, Paschall as Executive Director at a salary of $12,500 per annum, The Commission then discussed the advisability of establishing a tenure of service, Upon motion duly made, seconded and passed it was RESOLVED that the selection of the Executive Director be for a period of one year subject to termination upon sixty (60) days notice on a majority vote of the full Commission. Page Two The Chairman then asked Mr. Al Kuettner, Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate OEO Funding, to give the Committee's report at this time. A copy of Mr. Kuettner's report is attached and made a part of these minutes (Attachment A). Mr. Kuettner recommended that early in the operations of the Commission a standing committee be established to work closely with Mr. C. O. Emmerich, Administrator of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., to follow through on this report, Mr. Kaler then asked the Commission to consider two recommendations adopted by the Executive Committee: l, That any member of the Commission who is absent from three consecutive meetings without valid reason be replaced by the Mayor on request of the Commission, 2. That the time of the monthly meetings of the Commission be established on the fourth Friday of each month to commence at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Both of these recommendations were unanimously approved by the Commission. The Chairman officially welcomed two new members, Mr. Rolland Maxwell and Mr. M. O. 'Buzz'' Ryan, to the body and expressed the pleasure of the Commission on their appointments. Rabbi Jacob Rothschild made the following announcement at this time. The Temple is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and the Congregation wishes to make some contribution to the City. Therefore, the Congregation has set aside a trust fund in the amount of $5,000, the proceeds of which will be turned over to the Community Relations Commission for the purpose of establishing and giving a good citizenship award to an individual or group who best carries out the spirit and purpose of the Commission, The Rabbi presented this to the Commission as a projected gift from the Congregation with the understanding that the responsibility for selection of the award will be left to the Commission, Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously passed it was RESOLVED that this gift be accepted and that an appropriate letter of appreciation be sent to the Congregation. The Commission members expressed their gratitude for the gift and the interest of The Temple. Miss Helen Bullard, Chairman of the Program Committee, presented the Committee's report to the Commission, a copy of which is attached and made a part of these minutes (Attachment B). The Commission discussed this report Page Three at great length and adopted the Committee's recommendations with the following changes: l. Section 3 in the Preface was revised to read as follows: ''That the Commission wherever possible avoid duplicating any function that is already being satisfactorily performed by an already established agency or group and further that its efforts be channeled in the areas of implementation rather than mere fact finding,"' 2. The listing of the survey areas in the Program I section was revised to read as follows. These areas will be listed according to priority after consultation with the Executive Director. a. Blue Heaven b. Cabbage Town c. Mechanicsville and Pittsburgh d. Summerhill, Peoples Town and South Atlanta e. Vine City and Lightning f. Scotts Crossing g. Plunkettown h. Bankhead Highway area i. Thomasville je East Atlanta, Reynolds Town and Lynwood Park k, Boulevard (Bedford-Pine) 3. Program II will be implemented in the form of a seminar. The Program Committee was commended for its splendid report. The following members were appointed as teams to work in specific areas: Blue Heaven: Rev. Joseph L. Griggs Mr. Hamilton Douglas, Jr. Mr. M. O. Ryan Cabbage Town: Mr. Joseph Haas Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Mr. A. L. Feldman Mechanicsville and Pittsburgh: Miss Helen Bullard Rev. Samuel Williams Mr, Rolland Maxwell Page Four Summerhill: Vine City: Committee to Organize Public Hearing on February 16: Committee in Reserve (To Serve on Other Committees When Regular Members Cannot Attend) Mr. Al Kuettner Mr. C. G. Ezzard Mr. James O, Moore Mrs. Fred Patterson Mr. T. M. Alexander, Sr. Mr. Irving Kaler Mr. Robert Dobbs Rev. Samuel Williams Mrs. Mary Stephens Mrs. Sara Baker Mr. Robert Dobbs Mrs. Mary Stephens Mrs. Sara Baker Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m, Respectfully submitted, Mrs. Fred Patterson Secretary
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 75

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  • Text: Race Relations Commission Organizes; Gets Challenge . Atlanta’s new Community Re- lations Commission, created to help solve problems of racial strife, was officially organized Wednesday and urged to ‘“‘get out there to the danger spots as quickly as possible.” The challenge came from T. M. Alexander, a member of the commission, set up recently by the Atlanta aldermanic board. Alexander’s comments came after the 20-member commis- sion had been sworn in and was having its first business session. Alexander and several other members expressed the hope that the commission could move :swiftly to head off potential trouble in areas similar to Boule- |vard and Summerhill where ra- ‘cial incidents erupted in Sep- ‘tember. Division of the (commission \into small groups which could ‘move into these ee eXx- ‘plosive areas “and hear . people” was suggested by ine ander. Vice Mayor Sam Massell Jr. declared that with formation of ity relations come about only as ‘result of crisis and emergency.” Organization of the commission, ‘said \ ove ts Tea by attorney ; Kaler: man, will operale italy on cludes. some. $124 100 to ele canupes: that racial Conch idisn tor’s job. ‘The Rev. Sam Williams, head of the commission’s screening committee, said some 17 appli- cations for the job have already been received. Massell urged the commission to hold ‘‘mass meetings” in At- lanta neighborhoods in order to “catalog grievances” of the citi- zens. He also suggested that the commission pursue an applica- tion for an Office of Economie I2)1e/@6 Opportunity grant in the amount , of $130,000 to establish a “fair housing center’ as an adjunct Mayor Ivan Allen’s campaign a for more housing opportunities Massel Alexander for the lower economic bracket.) Feild said they must decide) John G. Feild, director of the| ‘whether you're going to do it Community Relations Service of| yourselves or see that it gets the U.S. Conference of Mayors, | done. told the commission members| The Rev. Mr.. Williams was that they would have to decide|named first vice chairman of themselves what role they wish| the commission; Helen Bullard, to play in the city’s racial rela-| second vice chairman, and ‘Mrs. tions. Fred Patterson, secretary.
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 79

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  • Text: FORM 25L13 Office of the’ Mayor ATLANTA, GEORGIA PHONE 522-4463 Faye Yarbrough 12/29/66 Mr. Kaler: Attached is a copy of the draft of the minutes for the Community Relations Commission meeting of December 14, If you have any changes or corrections you would like to make, I will hold the copies before mailing them to the other members of the Commission until I hear from you. Iam sorry that I didn't get them any sooner but things have been a little hectic here during the holiday season. “ Pare ough (e Sx. a oo i Bt es sal arr: ther t. wet, en 2 £90. G a i Ol Voit 4 o ree a é “hy awe “f- Ape mrat - vee, Lit ae, The ' ( Arve } Brod A, € Ay Pts foe Ae i COV ) Dt Oe, Mews Grecl + ore Al 6 Abe © bephalkrce see
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 62

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 Alderman Charles Leftwich 1665 Jonesboro Road, S. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30315 Dear Alderman Leftwich: I regret that you were unable to attend the meeting of the Human Relations Committee on Friday, September 9. Due to an insufficient number of members to constitute a quorum, formal organization of the committee was post- poned until the next regularly scheduled meeting. This meeting has been called for Thursday, September 22, 1966, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall in Committee Room # 2. A copy of the minutes of the last meeting is attached. Sincerely yours, Sam Massell, Jr. Acting Chairman Human Relations Committee SMIr;fy Enclosure (1) SS See eee
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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 66

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  • Text: September 16, 1966 Alderman John Flanigen \° 245 Third Avenue, S. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30317 Dear Alderman Flanigen: I regret that you were unable to attend the meeting of the Human Relations Committee on Friday, September 9. Due to an insufficient number of members to constitute a quorum, formal organization of the committee was post- poned until the next regularly scheduled meeting. This meeting has been called for Thursday, September 22, 1966, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall in Committee Room # 2. A copy of the minutes of the last meeting is attached. Sincerely yours, Sam Massell, Jr. Acting Chairman Human Relations Committee SMIrify Enclosure (1)
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