Box 7, Folder 14, Document 6

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The Urban Coalition / Federa/ Bar Building West [ 1879 H Street, NW Washington, D C. / 20006

Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskel/ /A Philip Randolph

November 17, 1967



Task Force Co-Chairman Gerald L. Phillippe keynoted a November,
14 Baltimore meeting on expanding opportunities for Negro
entrepreneurship. Purpose of the meeting was to bring local
business leaders together to discuss techniques for assisting
local residents in the establishment of small sub-contracting
firms in the central city. Thirty Baltimore-area business
leaders attended the meeting, which was co-sponsored by the
Coalition and the Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportu-
nities. Acting as hosts were Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin, Mayor-
Elect Thomas D'Alesandro, James Rouse, president of The Rouse
Company, Arthur Foster, Division Manager of the Western Electric
Company and Councilman Henry Parks, President of the Parks Sausage

Next week, Mr. Phillippe will speak in Detroit at a meeting co-

sponsored by the Coalition and the New Detroit Committee. Subject
of the November 21 meeting is employment of the hard-core unemployed.


The Urban Coalition was a central subject at the 20th national
conference of the Public Relations Society of America last week
in Philadelphia. Theme of the conference was "The Open Society--
Public Relations Challenge," and Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew
Heiskell highlighted the session on "Our Civilization--Whose Job?"
There was considerable discussion, throughout the three-day meet-
ing, on the role the private sector can play in solving today's
urban crisis.

Mayor John Lindsay will highlight a special information meeting

for Washington representatives of companies that have indicated

an interest in the Coalition. His subject will be "The Legisla-
tive Goals of The Urban Coalition." The meeting will be held in
Washington on November 20.

National Cocrdinators: John Feild / Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293-1530


Task Force Working Committee meets November 27 to review program

development papers and to discuss plans for national action session
on open housing scheduled for January.


. Position paper has been prepared for review at November 21 meeting
of the Task Force in New York. Subjects to be discussed include a
statement of the problem, the goals of the Task Force, the financial
resources available, the political necessities involved and the
entrepreneurial imperative that needs to be created.

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