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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 50

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  • Text: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN 793 PIEDMONT AVENUE, N. E. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308 ATLANTA SECTION 876-7236 October 26, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: In this morning's Atlanta Constitution there is an editorial on the establishment of the Atlanta Urban Coalition. On September 7, 1967, we wrote you offer- ing the help of the Atlanta Section in furtherance of the establishment of such a Coalition. At this time I would like to renew our offer of help in any area you feel the National Council of Jewish Women can be of assistance. Sincerely, Maribin Dhuhen, Mrs. Joshua D. Shubin, President Atlanta Section , National Council of Jewish Women
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 100

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition | ACTION REPORT Federal Bar Building West / 1819 H Street, N.W. / Washington, D. C. / 20006 National Coordinators: John Feild [ Ron M,. Linton October 31, 1967 During its second month of operations, The Urban Coalition moved ahead on four major fronts--the formation of local coalitions, developing pilot programs to increase job oppor- tunities for the hard-core unemployed, enlisting key segments of the communications industry in promoting public understand- ing of the urban crisis and urging Congress to "move without delay on urban problems." LOCAL COALITIONS In response to requests from communities across the country, the Task Force on Local Coalitions sponsored a one-day planning conference on “Mobilizing Urban Coalitions" on October 17 in Chicago. Two hundred and fifty leaders in local government, business, labor, religion and civil rights--from 52 cities-- attended. Major addresses at the conference were given by Mayors Richard J. Daley of Chicago and Arthur Naftalin of Minneapolis and Dr. Kenneth Wright, Vice President and Chief Economist of the Life Insurance Association of America. John Cardinal Cody, Archbishop of Chicago, and Bishop James Montgomery, Co-Adjutor Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chiago added their support. Also participating in the program were Mayor Joseph Barr of Pittsburgh, Co-Chairman of the Task Force on Local Coalitions and President of the U. S. Conference of Mayors and Mayor Milton Graham of Phoenix. I. W. Abel, President of the AFL-CIO United Steel- workers of America was represented by John J. Sheehan, Legislative Director of the Steelworkers. The. conference was opened by John H. Johnson, President of Johnson Publications and Co-Chair- man of the Task Force on Communications and Public Support and the closing session was chaired by Arnold Aronson, Executive Secretary of the Leadership Confernce on Civil Rights and Co- Chairman of the Task Force on Local Coalitions. At a second meeting, two days later in Minneapolis, the Mayors of eleven additional cities met with the leadership of the newly formed Minneapolis Coalition to review ideas for urban coalition activity. Two additional planning sessions are now scheduled-- one for the western cities to be held in San Francisco (Nov. 30) and one for eastern cities to be held in early December. National Steering Committee 1, W. ABEL, President, United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh THE HONORABLE IVAN ALLEN, JR., Mayor of Atianta ARNOLD ARONSON, Executive Secretary, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. ROY ASH, President, Litton Industries, Beverly Hills THE HONORABLE JOSEPH M. BARR, Mayor of Pittsburgh, President, U. S. Conference of Mayors THE HONORABLE JEROME P. CAVANAUGH, Mayor of Detroit FREDERICK J. CLOSE, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America, Pittsburgh THE HONORABLE JOHN F, COLLINS, Mayor of Boston THE HONORABLE RICHARD J. DALEY, Mayor of Chicago THE MOST REV. JOHN F. DEARDEN, Archbishop of Detroit GILBERT W. FITZHUGH, President, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York DR. ARTHUR FLEMMING, President, University of Oregon, President, Natianal Council of Churches, New York HENRY FORD Hl, Chairman, Ford Motor Company, Detroit THE HONORABLE MILTON GRAHAM, Mayor of Phoenix ANDREW HEISKELL, Chairman of the Board, Time, Inc., Chairman, Urban America Inc., New York JOSEPH D. KEENAN, Secretary, international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Washington, D.C. THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta THE HONORABLE JOHN V. LINDSAY, Mayor of New York GEORGE MEANY, President, AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C. J. IRWIN MILLER, Chairman, Cummins Engine Company, Columbus (Indiana) THE HONORABLE ARTHUR NAFTALIN, Mayor of Minneapolis GERALD L. PHILLIPPE, Chairman of the Board, General Eleciric Company, New York A. PHILIP RANDOLPH, President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, New York WALTER REUTHER, President, United Auto Workers, President, Citizens Crusade Against Poverty, Detroit DAVID ROCKEFELLER, President, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York JAMES ROUSE, President, The Rouse Company, President, Urban America Inc., Baltimore RABBI JACOB P. RUDIN, President, Synagogue Council of America, New York - THEODORE SCHLESINGER, President, Allied Stores Corporation, New York ASA T. SPAULDING, President, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, Durham DAVID SULLIVAN, President, Service Employees International Union, Washington, D.C. . THE HONORABLE JAMES H. J. TATE, Mayor of Philadelphia, President, National League of Cities JOHN WHEELER, President, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Durham, President, Southern Regional Council ROY WILKINS, Executive Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York WHITNEY YOUNG, JR., Executive Director, National Urban League, New York JOHN FEILD, U. S. Conference of Mayors, National Coordinator RON M. LINTON, Urban America /nc., National Coordinator teeth ee +o a CU 3.5 As of October 31, local coalitions were moving toward affiliation in Detroit, New York, Gary, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Other communities across the nation are also apparently beginning to move. In California, for example, the League of California Cities, at its recent annual convention, called upon all California cities to establish urban coalitions. Fresno and San Diego sponsored the resolution and announced they were taking action in their communities. Similar word has been received from such diverse areas as Newark, Chatanooga, Denver, Phoenix, both Kansas Cities, Washington, D. C. and Seattle. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Task Force on Private Employment has been contacting indivi- dual businessmen, business organizations, labor unions and civic groups for ideas on the role private industry and unions can play in meeting the problems of unemployment and underemployment in our cities. Ideas are being exchanged, case histories are being developed and guidelines for suggested local action are currently being prepared. Officials of the National Industrial Conference Board are cooperating with The Urban Coalition in developing plans for a national clearing-house on hard-core unemployment and training projects. Two meetings have been scheduled--in Baltimore and Detroit--to examine in detail different local approaches to this problem. The Baltimore meeting (Nov. 14) will concentrate on how Negro business opportunities can be expanded through sub-contracting with industry. The Detroit meeting (Nov. 21) will emphasize training and upgrading. Task Force Co-Chairmen Gerald L. Phillippe and David Sullivan will speak at both meetings. In addition, regional meetings on private employment are scheduled for Atlanta (Dec. 13), Phoenix (Jan. 17) and Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 24). COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT The new Task Force on Communications and Public Support is headed by Joseph H. Allen, President of McGraw Hill Publications, John H. Johnson, President of Johnson Publications and Harold Fleming, President of Potomac Institute. Through their efforts, key communications organizations such as the Advertising Council, the American Business Press Association and the Public Relations Society of America are being contacted for ideas and support. = McGraw-Hill Publications has scheduled a special supplement on urban problems which will appear in January in all forty of thier publications. This is only the second time in their history that McGraw-Hill has undertaken such a project. A special supplement to City magazine on the August Convocation has been sent to all those who attended and is receiving wide national distribution. Press support for the Coalition continues strong. Since the August Emergency Convocation, editorials supporting the Coali- tion's goals and principles have appeared in some 70 newspapers and magazines. In addition, news stories have appeared in a ‘wide variety of dailies, weeklies, and magazines, including business journals, labor union papers, religious publications and the Negro press. (See sample clips) LEGISLATION On October 23, Coalition Co-Chairmen Andrew Heiskell and A. Philip Randolph wired members of the House-Senate Confer- ence Committee on Independent Offices Appropriations urging that they support the Senate's recommendation of $637 million for funding the model cities program (the House had approved $237) and $40 million for funding rent supplements (the House had killed the program). In final action, model cities received $312 million and rent supplements received $10 million. In their wire, Heiskell and Randolph reminded members of the Committee that 1,200 national leaders gathered at the Coali- tion's August Convocation in Washington had unanimously declared: “Congress must move without delay on urban programs. The country can wait no longer for measures that have been denied the people of the cities and the nation as a whole." (Statement of Principles, Goals, and Commit- ments) EQUAL HOUSING Mr. James W. Cook, President of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, has accepted the co-chairmanship of the Task Force on Equal Housing Opportunities. Representatives of the Task Force Co-Chairmen are exploring the current privatezand An government investment situation, and the effect of government housing and financing programs on plans for metropolitan open housing. The group is also surveying the experiences of existing fair housing groups and determining how this Task Force can relate its work to the local coalition movement. Particular emphasis is being paid the problem of new lower-income housing in suburban areas on an open occupancy basis. A national action session for some 300 suburban fair housing councils is planned for early next year in Chicago. The Lead- ership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, under the Chairmanship of C. Virgil Martin, President of Carson, Pirie Scott and Company will serve as the local host. EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES Expansion of this Task Force is under way, work areas are being defined, and technical resources are being surveyed. Representatives of the Task Force Co-Chairmen met following the October 9 Steering Committee to discuss Task Force goals: particular attention was paid to ways in which the Task Force can relate to efforts of local coalitions to deal with educa- tional problems. A full Task Force meeting will take place November 7 in New York. HOUSING RECONSTRUCTION AND INVESTMENT Representatives of the Task Force Co-Chairmen have met twice and are drafting a position paper on the goals of the Task Force, the technical resources it can make use of, and the poli- cies it will consider recommending. Task Force Co-Chairmen and representatives meet November 22 in New York.
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 84

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Mr, Cecil A, Alexander, C Housing Resources Committe Fineh, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild lLOth Floor Standard Federal Building uk Broad Street, N. W. tlanta, Georgia rm aa Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, Co-Chairman Housing Resources Committee President, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Dr, Benjamin EH. Mays, Co-Chairman Eousing Resources Committee President, Morehouse Coliege Atlanta, Georgia PANELS Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Attorney The First National Bank, Suite 2943 2 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Donald Hollowell, Regional Director Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, S.'W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Archer D. Smith III, Attorney Harmon and Thackston 1944 National Bank of Georgia Sidg. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Norman L. Underwood, Attorney Sanders, Hester ..d Holley 1001 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia We ia Chairman CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN Dr. Edwin Harrison, President Chairman Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N, W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Herman J, Russell, Contractor 504 Fair Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30315 Mr, Moreland Smith, Director Vice-Chairman Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Council 5 Forsyth Street Atlanta, Georgia L > = N. W. Rev. John A, Middleton, President Morris Brown College 673 Hunter Street, N. W. Atlanta, Grr-_ *: My. Henry F, Alexander, Builder 2439 Fernleaf Court, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Myr, dames Moore, President Atlanva Labor Council 15 Peachtree Street, N. E. Room 208 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 FINANCE Dean Harding B. Young Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Lee Burge, Presi Retail Credit Company P. O. Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 ent Chairman Me, Butler T, Henderson Assistant to Dr. Mays Morehouse College 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Page Three FINANCE (continued) Mr, Mills B. Lane, Jr., President nd Southern National Bank Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President The National Bank of Georgia Peachtree at Five Points tlanta, Georgia 30303 ir, Augustus H, Sterne, Pr The Trust Company of Georg 36 Edgewood Avenue, N. E. Atianta, Georgia 30303 esident ia at Vr, Gordon Jones, President Vice-Chairman The Fulton ...cional Bank P, O. Box 4387 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 NON-PROFIT FUNDS (Combined with Finance Panel) Mr, A. B, Padgett, Executive Director Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta 1423 Candler Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr, Hamilton Douglas, Jr., Attorney National Bank of Georgia Building Atlante, Georgia Rev William Holmes Borders, Pastor Wheat Street Baptist Church 14°26 Mozley Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Rufus Clement, President Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, 8S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Me. John Wilson, President Horne Wilson Company 163 Peters Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Page Four NON-PROFIT FUNDS (continued) Mr, Albert Love Executive Vice President The McCall Corpooration P. O. Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 30040 Mr, Seott Houston, Jr., Executive Director Wesley Woods Apartments P. O. Box 15463 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 PUBLIC HOUSING ir, Edwin L, Sterne, Chairman Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georsia 30303 r = Dr, Albert Manley, President Spelman College 350 Leonard Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Me, Leonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. FB. Atlanta, Georgia Me, Clarence D, Coleman Regional Director WEKKXE Chairman ‘National Urban League 136%% Marietta Street, N. W., Suite 2)2 Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Charles F, Palmer, President Palmer, Inc., Palmer Building 4] Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr, Wallace L. L Atlanta Gas Lighi P. 0. Box 560° Klante,. Georgia 30302 1 ls Mr, Clayton R. Yates, President Yates-Milton Stores 228 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Jim E. Land 4 Chief Engineer for Georgia Bonnet Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company 805 Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Acting Chairman Clark Collese 240 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. J. A. Alston, President Atlanta Real Estate Board Representative Empire Real Estate Board Mr. Stewart Wight Alston Realty Co. Wight, Couch & Ward at ant ee Ave. N. E. 15 Peachtree Bldg., Room 822 Ss SOCIAL PROBLEVS T af Pr HK 2 fporeia 30303 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 deceased ee ere aes eee Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street, x. We Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Duane Beck, Executive Director Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. 1000 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director Neighborhood Services, E.0.A., Inc. 101 Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia Dr, Tobe Johnson, Professor of Political Science Morehouse College 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dean William Ba Jackson Chairman A clanta Universt ty 2ce3 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Page Six SOCIAL PROBLEMS (continued) ir, Eewin Stevens, Chairman igens Central Adviscry Committee, E,0.A. Parsons Street, S. W. nta, Georgia Mr. Lewis Cenker, Attorney cn 2045 Manchester, N. E, Atlanta, Georgia BUSINESS PARTICIPATION Mr. Virgil Milton Chairman 3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Edward L. Simon, Auditor Vice-Chairman Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Harlee Branch, President The Southern Company 3390 Peachtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia ir. CC. Arthur Jenkins Director, Industrial Relations Lockheed Company Marietta, Georgia 30060 Mr. Roland Maxwell, President Davison's Department Stores 180 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia PUBLIC INFORMATION Mr, James L. Townsend Townsend and Associates 1014 Healey Bldg. Atlanta, Georgia TTT T MROQV AMT ae aaa ON PUBLIC INFORMATION (continued) aAt +5 Sana Mr. D lark Chairman Mr. Date ¢ Director o ee ee i551 Briarcliff Road, N. EH. Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Ray Moore News Director WSB-TV 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Me. Jim Wood Vice-Chairman News Director, WAOK 110 Edgewood Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia STAFF Malcolm D, Jones, Director W. W. Gates, Consultant Miss FoyeoMoKnisns , secretary Bissnntas Peas
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 102

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  • Text: ee —Sae ee rt ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC, E R BCARD MEMBERS Authority Chairman: Boisteuillet Jones, 210 Peachtree Center Building, 230 Peachtree Street, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia 353503. Teiephone: 522-8511 Sree le APS, Members appcinted by Fulton County: Harold Benson, Benson Chevroiet Company, 1901 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, Georgia 39075. Telephone: $93-4414 Porstrt 2 Melvin Grantham, 2152 Woodber ry Avenue, Bast Point, Georgia 30044. Telephone: 758-6661, Ext. 57 on EN John W. Greer, 811 Healey Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ne: e Stee Telephone: 524-4223 Sean Jesse Hill, Vice President and Actuary, Atlanta Life Insurance Company, 148 Auburn Avenue, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 36303. Telephone: JA 1-0513 ae A ¢ Ay =< = Carl Plunkett, Plunkett and Company, Inc., 201i Spring Street, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Telephone: JA 1-2436 Wott fae Dr. Paul D. West, Superintendent, Fulton County Schools, 165 Central ,. Avenue, S. W., Atlanta, ‘Georgia 30303. Telephone: 572-2211 Sr We, Atlanta, Georgia 30310. Telephone: PL 3-6121 hy Rev. Josepn L. 1450 Gordan . Stz ke > c Schools, 224 Central : 529-3381 Con Ye nee . Se . Dr. John W. Letscn, Surer — i ~ ~- uw intendent, Atlenta Fr Avenue, S. W.,; At er ie 513 gia 30303. Telephone W. H. Mortegus, Sr., President, Georgia State A¥L-CIO, 15 Peachtree Street, N. E., Atianta, Georgia 30303. Telephone: 525-2793 cote Revised: 12/8/66 Members appointed by the City of Atlanta {Cont'd):. - A. H. Sterne, President, Trust Company of Georgia, 36 Edgewood Avenue, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303," Telephone: © 588-7123 Duceny Mrs. LeRoy (Ann) Woodward, 834 Oakdale Road, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30307. Telephones DR 3-4020 ane weit et, — Rev. M. L. King, Sr., Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 413 RUbErn, Avente, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: 6838-7263 Pebgrés — nw ae L& a John S. Herndon (Gwinnett Member), Suwannee, Georgia 30174. Telephone: 945-5375 M15 Julian Sharpton (Gwinnett Member), Whippoorwill Street, Duluth, Georgia 30136. Telephore: 963-3491 or 476-2179 LR ————=— George L. Edwards, Jr. (Rockdale Member) ,. 1842 Calloway Drive, N. W., ate Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Telephone: 483-8647 Qu./ 97/1/79, Mrs. Nancie Stowers (Rockdale Member), Director, Department of Family and seas Services, West Avenue, Conyers, Georgia 30207. Telephone 483-3656 Wd frAR_ ee Members appointed by the Citizens Central Advisory Council (CCAC): Mr. Erwin Stevens, 799 Parsons Street, S. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Telephone: 523-5791 or 873-6524 .- Mamie - -Cx- Wynn, -1405 -Bridges avenue, -S.-th+ Atlanta, Georgia. 30310_- elaca on re2--755-4236 - : Robert Dobbs, 2455 Abner Place, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Telephone: 622-0919 or 794-1487 Mrs. A. L. Benton, 162 Lamar Street, S. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30315. Telephones: 524-€075 Mr. H. D. "Bo"! Wiley Mr. Edward Young Mr. Robert Barnes Mrs. Beatrice Garland Mr. W. T. Brooks Mrs. Wayman Mitchell Mr. Leroy Dobbs Mr. Lawrence Coleman Mrs. Ethel Cox Mrs. Susie Labord . Revised: 12/8/66
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 92

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition / Federal Bar Building West / 1879 H Street. N.W. Washington, D. C. [| 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph National Coordinators: John Feild [| Ron M. Linton Telenhone 293-1530 NEW YORK TIMES October 12, 1967 Getting Off the Ground The concern of the Urban Coalition, expressed so strongly late last summer by public-spirited citizens during an emergency post-riot convocation in Wash- ington, is beginning to find rootholds where it counts —in the front-line cities of America. Mobilization of the nation’s public and private resources for a vigorous attack on that urban hydra— unemployment, slum housing and aimless, education —is getting off the ground, Leaders in some fifty cities will meet in Chicago next week to establish local action groups that can enlist the resources and energies of business, labor, religious, academic and community organizations. In this city, a New York Coalition has just started to translate the lofty policy language of the national steering committee into local terms. High- ‘iidednsen: of course, will not be’ enough. Hard-core unemployment will take hard-core solutions. Lobbying of superhuman proportions will be required in the business and labor communities to break down traditional attitudes. — ‘ The Federal Government is in the forefront of action. For this reason the first step of the local Coalition is to discuss the inclusion of New York City in the pilot program, recently announced by the President, to engage the private sector in the attack on unemploy- ment. But the true effectiveness of the Urban Coali- tion, the New York Coalition and those to come in ‘other cities will be measured by more than simply seeking increased assistance from Washington. Municipalities with archaic laws and practices that have effectively barred the poor and disadvantaged from job and housing gains will have to be persuaded to change their customs. Certain industries that have blocked Negroes from full opportunities will have to be re-educated. Certain unions which have denied membership on racial grounds will have to reform their practices. By enlisting the community-action groups—the spokesmen for the jobless and ill-housed—the New York Coalition is getting to the core of center city’s problems.
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 81

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  • Text: October 26, 1967 Mr. Al Bows, Vice President, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Mr. Robert J. Butler, President Atlanta Labor Council Dr. John Letson, Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Dr. Harmon Moore, Executive Director Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman Citizens Central Advisory Committee Reverend Samuel Williams, Co-Chairman Summit Leadership Conference CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 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 Subject: Atlanta Urban Coalition Gentlemen: Thank you for meeting together with me at City Hall to discuss the formation of an Atlanta Urban Coalition. I hope that you will carefully consider the statement of the National Urban Coalition, and let me know if you agree that this statement can be endorsed and supported by you as part of the steering committee of the Atlanta Urban Coalition. Also, I hope you will each edit the draft statement on the local coalition and return it to Dan Sweat so that he can consolidate our efforts into a final statement, October 26, 1967 Page Two Several organizations have expressed a desire to become affiliated with the Atlanta Urban Coalition, either as members of the steering committee or of a broad representation which we hope will develop. Your ideas as to how we should proceed with expanded representation will be appreciated. In the mean- time, we will include all organizations who desire on our mailing list so that they might be better informed. Thanks again for your help. IAJr:lp be: Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones Mr. Opie Shelton Mr. Dan Sweat ae.
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 80

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  • Text: CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 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 October 26, 1967 Mr. Al Bows, Vice President, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Mr. Robert J. Butler, President Atlanta Labor Council Dr. John Letson, Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Dr. Harmon Moore, Executive Director Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman Citizens Central Advisory Committee Reverend Samuel Williams, Co-Chairman Summit Leadership Conference Subject: Atlanta Urban Coalition Gentlemen: Thank you for meeting together with me at City Hall to discuss the formation of an Atlanta Urban Coalition. I hope that you will carefully consider the statement of the National Urban Coalition, and let me know if you agree that this statement can be endorsed and supported by you as part of the steering committee of the Atlanta Urban Coalition. Also, Ihope you will each edit the draft statement on the local coalition and return it to Dan Sweat so that he can consolidate our efforts into a final statement. October 26, 1967 Page Two Several organizations have expressed a desire to become affiliated with the Atlanta Urban Coalition, either as members of the steering committee or of a broad representation which we hope will develop. Your ideas as to how we should proceed with expanded representation will be appreciated. In the mean- time, we will include all organizations who desire on our mailing list so that they might be better informed. Thanks again for your help. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAJr:lp
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 111

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  • Text: Mr, Sterne Page Three October 19, 1967 Rev. Bevel Jones, President Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. Dr. John W. Letson Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Mr. Erwin Stevens, President Citizens Central Advisory Council Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAS rify
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Box 15, Folder 1, Document 4

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  • Text: October 20, 1967 Reverend Bevel Jones, President Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. 143 Beverly Road, N, E. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Bevel: I am sure that you are aware of the movement at the national level to develop a strong coalition of urban interests in an effort to exert more influence in national programs and priorities for the benefit of our cities, ‘Representatives of business, labor, civil rights, religion, education and Mayors of urban cities have joined together in an Urban Coalition to provide coordinated machinery for getting the story of our big city problems across to the nation. I am attaching some information materials on the Urban Coalition. These will explain the background and goals of the national steering committee, It has been recognized from the beginning that in order to be effective, local counter-part coalitions must be developed in all parts of the country to support these goals. It is my belief that for years Atlanta has been able to grow and propper through an effective and informal coalition relationship of business and govern- ment and with the support of the other areas of interest which are a part of the national coalition effort. I believe, however, that we keed to recognize a little more formally the coalitions which keep our city moving and aleo to develop a local coalition relation+ ship with the national Urban Coalition. Reverend Jones Page Two October 20, 1967 It is my thinking that an intial step would be for us to get together the top representatives of these key interest groups to form a local coalition steering committee and invite the participation by other organized groups. The initial steering committee could be composed of the Mayor, as chief elected official of the city, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Atlanta Labor Council, the President of the Atlanta Christian Council, the Co« Chairman of the Summit Leadership Conference, the Superintendent of public education, and the Chairman of the Citizens Central Advisory Council, who is the elected representative of participants in the Economic Opportunity program. I have drafted a statement which might be considered by this group which recognizes the need for a local coalition and endorses the declaration of principles of the national coalttion. A copy of the principles of the national coalition is also attached for your consideration, By recognizing the existence of a coalition we will be able to better communicate urban problems and focus maximum resources upon their eolutions. In order that we might consider this proposal I have invited the following people to meet with me at my office at City Hall on Wednesday, October 25, at 10:00 a.m,;: Mr, A, H.Sterne, President Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Rev. Samuel Williams Co-Chairman Summit Leadership Conference Mr. Robert J. Butler, President Atlanta Labor Council Reverend Jones Page Three October 20, 1967 Rev. Bevel Jones, President Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. Dr, John W. Letson Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Mr. Erwin Stevens, President Citizens Central Advisory Council Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAI rify ‘ . | i i i a A
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  • Text: October 20, 1967 Dr. John W. Letson Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools 224 Central Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear John; I am sure that you are aware of the movement at the national level to develop a strong coalition of urban interests in an effort to exert more influence in national programs and priorities for the benefit of our cities. Representatives of business, labor, civil rights, religion, education and Mayors of urban cities have joined together in an Urban Coalition to provide coordinated machinery for getting the story of our big city problems across to the nation. I am attaching some information materials on the Urban Coalition. These will explain the background and goals of the national steering committee. It has been recognized from the beginning that in order to be effective, local counter+part coalitions must be developed in all parts of the country to support these goals, It is my belief that for years Atlanta has been able to grow and prosper through an effective and informal coalition relationship of business and govern- ment and with the support of the other areas of interest which are a part of the national coalition effort. I believe, however, that we need to recognize a little more formally the coalitions which keep our city moving and also to develop a local coalition relation+ ship with the national Urban Coalition, Dr. Letson Page Two October 20, 1967 It is my thinking that an initial step would be for us to get together the top representatives of these key interest groups to form a local coalition steering committee and invite the participation by other organized groups. The initial steering committee could be composed of the Mayor, as chief elected official of the city, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Atlanta Labor Council, the President of the Atlanta Christian Council, the Co« Chairman of the Summit Leadership Conference, the Superintendant of public education, and the Chairman of the Citizens Central Advisory Council, who is the elected representative of participants in the Economic Opportunity program, I have dr&fted a statement which might be considered by this group which recognizes the need for a local coalition and endorses the declaration of principles of the national coalition. A copy of the principles of the national coalition is also attached for your consideration, By recognizing the existence of a coalition we will be able to better communicate urban problems and focus maximum resources upon their solutions. In order that we might consider this proposal I have invited the following people to meet with me at my office at City Hall on Wednesday, October 25, at 10:00 a.m.: Mr. A, H. Sterne, President Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Rev. Samuel Williams Co-Chairman Summit Leadership Conference Mr. Robert J. Butler, President Atlanta Labor Council Se | Dr. Letson Page Three October 20, 1967 IAI rify Rev. Bevel Jones, President Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. Dr. John W. Letson Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Mr. Erwin Stevens, President Citizens Central Advisory Council Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor
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  • Text: Dr. Harmon D. Moore Executive Director Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc, 53 Sixth Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Mr. Albert J. Bows Vice President Partner-in-Charge Arthur Andersen & Company Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Erwin Stevens, President Citizens Central Advisory Council 799 Parsons Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. John W. Letson . Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools 224 Central Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Reverend Samuel Williams Co-Chairman Summit Leadership Conference Friendship Baptist Church 437 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Robert J. Butler President Atlanta Labor Council 250 Tenth Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia ~Mr. Opie L. Shelton Executive Vice President Atlanta Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 1740 Atlanta, Georgia 30301 Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones 230 Peachtree Street, Suite 210 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Bi by Fe: 997? 5a3-° yp @ 9-020" 36-504” 4al- 094s gaa-35ll \} 19/ y ‘
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  • Text: GUIDELINES: FORMING URBAN COALITIONS NATIONWIDE On August 24, 1967, in Washington, D. C., the Emergency Convocation of The Urban Coalition issued an urgent appeal to all concerned American citizens to join with The Coalition in efforts to fashion a new political, social, economic, and moral climate that will make possible the breaking of the vicious cycle of the ghetto. Action at the community level must now follow. Community leadership is now called upon to use its commitment and ingenuity to muster the public support and involvement needed to bring about a major reordering of both national and local priorities in the face of the unresolved urban emergency. At the conclusion of the August Emergency Convocation, The Urban Coalition adopted a comprehensive Statement of Princi- ples, Goals and Commitments. It is this document which charts the course for our mutual efforts. The Urban Coalition's program as adopted at the August Convocation may be charac- terized as follows: (2) "We believe the American people and the Congress must reorder national priorities, with a commitment of resources equal to the magnitude of the problems we face. The crisis requires a new dimension of effort in both the public and private sectors, working together to provide jobs, housing, education, and the other needs of our cities. "We believe the Congress must move without delay en urban programs. The country can wait no longer for measures that have too long been denied the people of the cities and the nation as a whole-- additional civil rights legislation, adequately funded model cities, anti-poverty, housing, educa- tion, and job-training programs, and a host of others. "We believe the private sector of America must directly and vigorously involve itself in the crisis of the cities by a commitment to investment, job-training, and hiring, and all that is necessary to the full enjoyment of the free enterprise system--and also to its survival... "This convocation calls upon local government, business, labor, religions, and civil rights groups to create counterpart local coalitions where they do not exist to support and supplement this declara- tion of principles." The National Steering Committee at the present time consists of thirty-six members. They are broadly representative of business, labor, local government, religion, civil rights, communications, and education. The Coalition identified seven specific areas of urban affairs calling for action by The Coalition and the Nation. Emergency Task Forces have been created reflecting these problem areas: (3) Public Service Employment and Urban Legislation Private Employment and Entrepreneurship Educational Disparities Housing, Reconstruction and Investment Equal Housing Opportunities Communications and Public Support Local Coalitions The National Steering Committee and its seven Task Forces are already at work developing strategy and fostering action to achieve the goals set forth in The Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals and Commitments. This will not be enough. There must be complementary action at the local community level where ultimate responsibility rests and where urban problems are most clearly perceived. November 1, 1967 (4) What is a Coalition? A "coalition" is an alliance, association or combination of persons, groups, organizations or constituencies drawn to- gether for one or more specific purposes. A coalition is not necessarily a formally chartered, regulated and structured organization. Typically, coalitions emerge in time of crisis or emergency and endure for the period of that emergency. Development of a coalition which will include all civic interests is, therefore, most appropriate in the face of America's present urban crisis. Local Circumstances Local circumstances and the status of existing local organi- zations, of course, vary greatly from community to community. The Urban Coalition recognizes that the nature of the organ- ized response to its call for local counterpart action will also vary from community to community. A local coalition can encompass a single city or an entire metropolitan area in which it is located, whichever is feasible and appropriate. The organization of an urban coalition may take several forms. It may involve individuals or organizations. It may embrace a large membership or be an organization centered on leader- ship. (5) New Coalitions In those local situations where citizens determine that it is appropriate to form an essentially new coalition of community leadership, the immediate need is to assemble an organizing or steering committee. As is the case with the National Steering Committee, local steering committees will typicaily be made up of representatives from the community's business, organized labor, religious, civil rights, educational, local government and communications leadership. In order to insure, however, that the local steering committee is broadly repre- sentative of the life of the community, it is important that low-income neighborhoods of the community also be represented. It is the local steering committee which would serve as the initial link with the national Coalition. Coordination of Existing Groups In other communities, it may be that coalitions broadly representative of the life of the community have previously been formed around such single issues as jobs, schools, or housing. A local coalition in these communities may, under these circumstances, be an association of such existing single-purpose groups which should jointly establish a coordinating committee to serve as a local coalition with a (G) multi-purpose, comprehensive concern. Through this mechanism, mutual agreement on goals, policy positions, and local needs could be developed. Equally important, a joint coordinating (steering) committee could also facilitate a complementary network of program efforts carried out through its member organizations. The full weight of community leadership could, thereby, be brought to bear on local problems without causing any existing individual organizations to surrender their identities or their program control. The coordinating (steering) committee would serve as the initial local link with the national Coalition. Incorporation Not Necessary In either kind of community situation, formal incorporation of a new local coalition or of an association of existing single-purpose groups is not necessary, although in some cases it may be desirable. The national Urban Coalition has chosen not to incorporate. In the case of unincorporated local coalitions, funds for technical support may be channeled through a separate fiscal agent, such as a coopera- ting organization. Statement of Principles The steering or coordinating committee in either kind of community situation should consider developing a draft State- ment of Principles, Goals and Commitments, which (a) endorses the national Statement and (b) broadens and supplements it to include major local cricesne’, This approach will chart the course for local efforts in cooperation with the national Urban Coalition. Such a local statement, when formalized, will also serve to inform local citizens and focus their discussion and action. Operating Structure With respect to newly-formed local coalitions, it is anticipated that the local structure will include not only a steering committee but task forces to deal, respectively, with national urban legislation, expansion of private employ- ment, housing and education, and public support. The task force subjects suggested above are, of course, by no means the only problem areas for which task forces could be created. Task forces in the named problem areas would correspond with and could relate to the task forces working at the national level. (8) In the case of an association of existing single-purpose organizations, the coordinating (steering) committee could look to its respective member organizations to serve the task force roles and treat those problem areas closest to their respective program concerns and organizational focus. This is in lieu of appointing new task forces as is recommended for an entirely new coalition. Each participating single- purpose organization could relate functionally to the national task force working in its subject area of concern, e.g. a local community-wide employment committee could work cooperatively with the national Task Force on Private Employ~ ment and Entrepreneurship. Assistance for Local Coalitions It is strongly recommended that where a new coalition or a new association of existing single-purpose organizations is being formed, the local steering or coordinating com- mittee arrange for at least one staff person to work full time for the new coalition venture. It is likely that this staff person could be borrowed from the staff of one of the participating groups of the coalition. While the National Steering Committee is not able to offer any financial assis- tance to local coalitions, it will provide other assistance (9) in preparing and convening local coalition activities. The National Steering Committee will also provide speakers, where needed and requested, in any or all of the subject areas under consideration by The Urban Coalition Task Forces mentioned earlier. The national task forces and the national coordinating staff are prepared to share with cooperating community leadership the results derived from their continuing surveys of avail- able resources and evaluation of current programs dealing with urban problems. For example, local coalitions can be kept advised of the status, merits and relevance of pending national legislation pertaining to critical urban problems. Up to date information on the experience gained with new recruiting, training and employment activities or low-income housing development in the private sector can also he ex- changed through the national task forces. Affiliation with The Urban Coalition The expectation of the National Steering Committee is that local coalitions will, when ready, seek affiliation with the national Urban Coalition. To be eligible for affiliation, a (10) local group: One: Must endorse The Urban Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals and Commitments. In the absence of common agreement between the local coali- tion and The Urban Coalition on the basic need for action on urban problems and the broad character of the action needed, affiliation would have little meaning. The Statement con- stitutes the agreement. Insofar as it is the product of the Emergency Convocation of The Urban Coalition and, there- fore, received the endorsement of over twelve hundred leaders from across the nation, it should not be difficult for like-minded local leaders to support it. Two: Must be a multi-purpose comprehensively committed group. By way of example, while a broad-based local organization devoted to promoting equal housing opportunity may, in effect, be a local leadership coalition, because of its single purpose it would not meet this standard. The purpose of the standard is to encourage local action on all major urban problems and a single-purpose organization such as a fair housing coalition is not organized or prepared to ac- complish that end. (ia) Three: Must be broadly representative of the life of the local community. The ultimate significance and effectiveness of a local coalition's efforts will be dependent on the extent to which all significant sectors of the community participate in and support the local coalition. A coalition comprised exclu- sively of businessmen and labor leaders would not be in a position to accomplish nearly as much as a coalition involving, in addition, leaders from religion, local government, civil rights, education, communications and disadvantaged neighbor- hoods. This standard is a means of encouraging the degree of community involvement essential to major local accomplishments. The Council of Urban Coalitions The Urban Coalition is interested in continuing participation in its affairs by local communities and not just endorsement of its goals and commitments. The formation of a Council of Urban Coalitions is anticipated shortly after the beginning of 1968. Each affiliated local coalition should plan to designate two representatives to serve on this national Council. At its first meeting, the Council will elect two representatives to serve on the National Steering Committee of The Urban Coalition. Additional representatives may (12) be added as the Council expands. In this manner, affiliated local coalitions will participate in and help shape the programs of The Urban Coalition. The Council will serve as a community-based national body working with the National Steering Committee. Working Approaches With any new effort, such as that being undertaken by The Urban Coalition, it may be expected that national organiza- tional structure and methods will continue to undergo change. For this reason, The Urban Coalition is understandably following a flexible course of action. Among the working approaches currently being taken are the following: 1. A_supporting rather than operational emphasis: The Urban Coalition is supporting efforts to solve ongoing problems at both the local and national levels. It will stimulate new undertakings, for example, in the crucial area of expanding private employment of the hard-core unemployed, giving emphasis to effective training approaches, recruitment practices and facilitating assimil- ation of new employees into regular work forces. It is working copperatively with such major new efforts as the $1 billion investment allocation of the insurance industry for center city development. The Urban Coalition's posture is that of a catalytic agent stimulating public discussion, communicating the need for national and local action, and supporting appropriate on- going efforts. It is unlikely that it will, itself, initiate and administer programs, on a continuing basis as this would tend to detract from the central and critical catalytic role. Given the multitude of existing national and local, public and private organizations capable of program implementation, that role, in most instances, is best left to them. (13) 2. Stimulating interest in successful examples of Through its task forces, The Urban Coalition is attempting identify, work with, and publicize successful efforts to expand employment, extend lower income housing and equal housing opportunities, new educational programs and the like. The task forces hope to serve as catalysts and convenors. They will further serve a clearing- house function with respect to news of local action. 3. Coordinating a national legislative campaign. The Urban Coalition has called upon Congress for action across a broad front to meet the urban crisis. Interpreting and emphasizing the need for national action is as much a local obligation as it is a commitment of the National Steering Committee. Discussions with members of Congress is as much a hometown affair as are appearances before Congressional committees. 4. Working with the mass media. Through its Task Force on Communications and Public Support and through counterpart committees at the local level, itis hoped that the mass media can be encouraged to focus greater attention on the needs of cities. Broad public understanding of the need for greater resources, of the complexities of the problems involved and the need for urgent action are es- sential, if the goals of The Urban Coalition are to be achieved. (Reprint Statement of Principles, Goals and Commitments)
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  • Text: - oo * aoe. f i he Urban Coalition / Federal Bar Building West | 1819 H Street, N.W. Washington, D. C. | 20006 - Steering Commitiee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph November 24, 1967 NATIONAT, COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT LOCAL COALITIONS The third in a series of regional conferences to assist local communities in forming their own Urban Coalitions will be held in San Francisco on November 30 in the San Francisco Hilton. The program format will be similar to those used for the previous two successful conferences in Chicago and Minneapolis, with emphasis on "how-to-do-it" workshops. The three general sessions will feature remarks by San Francisco Mayor Shelley and Mayor-Elect Alioto, The Most Reverend Joseph McGucken, Kenneth Wright, Vice President and Chief Economist of the Life Insurance Association of America, California State Assemblyman John T. Knox, Bishop Donald Harvey Tippett and Frances Barnes, Vice President of the Crown Zellerbach Corporation and President of the Management Council for Bay Area Employment Opportunity. A similar regional conference for eastern cities, originally because of scheduling problems to the second week of January. You will shortly be advised of the exact date. PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND URBAN LEGISLATION More than 40 Washington representatives of organizations which support the program of the Urban Coalition attended a luncheon meeting in the Statler Hilton Hotel on November 20. Featured speaker Mayor John Lindsay of New York City stressed the necessity of a united legislative effort to move bills supported by the Coalition through Congress. Andrew Biemiller, Legislative Director of AFL-CIO, cited a case history to illustrate the positive value of business and labor representa- tives going together to call on Congressmen. Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations described Nationa! Coordinators: John Feild | Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 the growing awareness of church groups of the need to be active in public affairs. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT On November 21 the Task Force on Private Employment met in Detroit with the Employment and Education Committee of the New Detroit Committee. The meeting was chaired by William M. Day, president of Michigan Bell Telephone Company. In his remarks to the group, Task Force-Co-Chairman Gerald Phillippe, Chairman of the Board of the General Electric Company, said "As a representative of the Task Force on Private Empioyment I have been encouraging businessmen to enter into a regular program of exchanging ideas on this subject and pitching in on useful programs to-get at some of these urgent needs. All sectors of the society need:to help each other and we need to join together in useful programs to create new opportunities for self-realization in our City slums." “In some cities it would sound strange, but there is a growing feeling among businessmen of my acquaintance and among some of our own General Electric plant managers that a substantial measure of our business success in the future is going to depend on our ability to help a good number of these hard-core unemploy- ables become productive workers and citizens." HOUSING, RECONSTRUCTION AND INVESTMENT The Task Force met in New York on November 21. Twelve additional members have been recruited to work with this group. A major working paper is being developed to guide this Task Force in developing a long-range program.
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  • Text: / he Urban Coalition / Federal Bar Building West | 1819 H Street, N.W. Washington, D. C. | 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell [A. Philip Randolph November 15, 1967 Dear Friend: You are cordially invited to attend a one-day planning conference on mobilization of local coalitions to be held in San Francisco at the Hilton Hotel on November 30, 1967. This is the second of a series of three regional confer- ences the Coalition is holding in response to requests from local community leadership across the country for assistance in organizing and programming local action counterparts to the national Urban Coalition. Leadership delegations from cities throughout the western part of the United States are expected to attend and participate in this meeting. While the major portion of the meeting will be devoted to workshop sessions dealing with the organization and pro- gramming of local coalition efforts, we will have brief addresses from Mr. Bayard Rustin, Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Mr. Kenneth Wright, Vice President-Chief Economist of the Life Insurance Association of America, who is directing the insurance industry's $1 billion urban program, the Honorable Jesse P. Unruh, Speaker of the California Assembly, the Most Reverend Joseph McGucken, Archbishop of San Francisco, and a representative of the New Detroit Committee, that city's urban coalition. Mayors John Shelley (San Francisco), Frank Curran (San Diego) and Floyd Hyde (Fresno) are co-hosts for the session. On hand to assist in the workshop sessions will be a number of skilled resource persons. The one-day conference will com- mence at 9:30 a.m. and the formal proceedings will be adjourned no later than 5:00 p.m. The National Conference of State Legislative Leaders will join us in sponsoring a reception for those attending which will be held at the St. Francis Hotel and will begin at 5:30 p.m. National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-7530 We would appreciate your notifying this office no later than November 22, 1967 if you will be able to join us in San Francisco. A reply card is enclosed for hotel accomodations for the evening of November 29th (if you desire other dates, please indicate). We can arrange accomodations for you at a flat rate of $19.00 for a Single room and $24 for a double room. We expect to forward further details on the program in the near future. Cordially, (Yds Hpechioh Cp A Le ocr a Andrew Heiskell - Philip Randolph Co-Chairman Co-Chairman
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  • Text: ARTHUR ANDERSEN & Co. 34 PEACHTREE STREET,N.W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 October 31, 1967 Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Dan: Thanks for your several communications about the National Urban Coalition, I have no suggestions as to changes in the draft other than the ones made at the meeting in which the State Government is mentioned. I would hope, in view of recent events, that we attempt to get the new Department in the State Government working with our Coalition group. I believe the only way we will make progress in this area is to get them involved, and I don't think we should take a negative approach based on their past actions, The State must participate, I have talked about the draft statement with Mr. Bill Sterne, President of the Chamber, and Opie Shelton, our Executive Director, and we plan to have it approved at the next Chamber Board meeting which is on November &, I would like very much to get the benefit of your views as to how we may undertake some specific proposals in the business community next year. I have some open time on November 15 and 16 for lunch, and if you do, it might be well to see if we could get together and try to get Opie or one of his delegates so that we have some specific objectives on this program during the coming year. With best wishes, Sincerely, (om ia ee: Mr, Opie L, Shelton
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  • Text: CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 January 8, 1968 ‘ 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: Members of Atlanta Urban Coalition From: Dan Sweat Attached is a copy of a preliminary program for the New York meeting next Friday on Mobilizing Urban Coalitions. Some of you might be interested in attending this meeting and this is for your information. f I would also like to call your attention to the January issue of FORTUNE Magazine. This is a special issue on business and the urban crisis. It contains several in-depth articles relating to the problems of the cities and discusses briefly the Urban Coalition. It is the type publication that you would want to keep on your desk for reference and illustration when discussing urban problems and the business responsibility and involvement in particular. DS:fy Enclosure
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  • Text: Faas a, =F eT SS a Se a November 7, 1967 Mr. Al Bows Vice President Arthur Andersen & Company Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Al: Pardon the delay in answering your letter but I wanted to get past a particular meeting at which was discussed a proposed December 13 seminar to be held in Atlanta by the national Urban Coalition's Task Force on Private Employment. Ihave mentioned this to Opie and I am sure that if he has not already done so, he will discuss with you the proposed partici- pation for our local coalition and Chamber of Commerce, I would be delighted to get together with you at your convenience to dbscuss this or any other subjects which you might have on your mind. Wither November 15 or 16 would be a good day for me, Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat DS:fy
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  • Text: ee CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 October 30, 1967 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: Members of Steering Committee, Atlanta Urban Coalition From: Dan Sweat Subject: Weekly Report, National Urban Coalition Attached is a copy of the October 27, 1967, weekly report of the Coordinators of the National Urban Coalition, Iam sure you will find some interesting items on activities of the Task Forces and on programs in other cities. DS :fy P, S. Please let me have your suggested changes to the Atlanta Urban Coalition Statement Draft so 1 might issue a final paper.
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  • Text: October 26, 1967 Mr, Harold N. Arnold Executive Director The Atlanta Urban League, Inc. 239 Auburn Avenue., N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Arnold: Thank you very much for your letter of October 23rd, regarding the Atlanta Urban Coalition Committee. Naturally, the Urban League will be a part of our urban coalition. The meeting yesterday was just to formulate initial plans. I appreciate your letter and we will keep you advised. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. IAJr:am pl il aes ae oe
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  • Title: Box 15, Folder 1, Document 47
  • Text: October 30, 1967 Mrs. Merlyn E. Richardson League of Women Voters 3121 Maple Drive, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Dear Mrs. Richardson: Thank you very much for your letter of October 27th and the support of the League of Women Voters of the formation of an Atlanta Urban Coalition. We have just begun and we will be pleased to keep you advised. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor 1A3r/br CC: Mr. Dan fee
  • Tags: Box 15, Box 15 Folder 1, Folder topic: Local Urban Coalition | 1967-1969
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  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021