Box 7, Folder 14, Document 1

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Box 7, Folder 14, Document 1

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-. ..., Urban Coalition

Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
December 15, 1967
So many of the principals on the Steering Committee encountered
unavoidable scheduling problems that it was necessary to postpone
the meeting scheduled for December 18 in Detroit. The meeting
will be held on January 8 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
The new date will permit a broader representation of principals
from the various segments making up the Coalition. The Washington location will simplify the administrative aspects of holding
this particular meeting, at which the Committee members will be
considering details of future organization and programs. A later Steering Committee meeting will be held in Detroit.
The Task Force held a highly successful meeting in Atlanta on
December 13 for businessmen in the eastern and southern states.
More than 200 participants heard hard-hitting and inspiring
speeches from Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. of Atlanta, William Flynn,
director of the STEP Program for the National Association of
Manufacturers, Dr ~ Lawrence D. Reddick, executive director of
the Opportunities Industrialization Center Institute of Philadelphia, Augustus H. Sterne, president of the Atlanta Chamber
of Commerce, and Gerald L. Phillippe, chairman of the board of
the General Electric Company and Co-Chairman of the Task Force.
At workshop sessions smaller groups exchanged information and
discussed solutions to problems.
Mr . . Phillippe 's excellent address at the luncheon session is
being printed and will be mailed to everyone on the Coalition
mailing list.
Advance commitments indicate that the regional meeting on
o r ganizing local urban coalitions to be held in Ne w York City
on January 12 will be well attended. The session will be held
at New York University's Loeb Center.
N ational Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
�Big news from two of the nation's larger cities: Last week
Baltimore held its organizational meeting for a local coalition,
and on Thursday Mayor Walter E. Washington announced the formation
of a coalition for the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
In his announcement, Mayor Washington said citizens have called
for a loc a l urban coalition in terms of urgency generated by the
August Emergency Convocation. Mayor Washington emphasized that
the coalition must have the participation of the Virginia and
Maryland suburbs, and said he had already talked to several heads
of the neighboring jurisdictions. He set a November 16 organizational meeting.

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