Box 7, Folder 17, Document 9

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REQUESTS HANDED TO ATLANTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BY ATLANTA SUMMIT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, ET AL -ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1967
l.
"A list of the entire faculty--full and part time--of the
Area .Te chnical School, with courses taught, salaries paid,
and the number who are Negroes 11 •
2.
"A listing of the courses currently taught at the Technical
School, the number enrolled, the estimated per pupil ·cost,
and ,the cost of specific items of equipment; for example,
compute1:s,, etc".
3.
"That textbooks be supplied all classes, in all schools,
for all courses which require textbooks".
4.
"Pupil's schedules be ready on opening day, and textbooks
be issued that first day, and no later than the third day
of school 11 •
5.
That a complete re-study of all textbooks presently used
be made to the end of removing any and all that do not
present the proper perspective on race. We ask that they
be replaced with integrated textbooks 11 •
6.
"If any school is 60 percent or more of a given race, the
Principal of said school shall be of that race. When an
Associate Principal, who is white, is assigned to a Negro
school, we shall expect a Negro Associate Principal to be
assigned to a white school".
7.
"That local Negro banking institutions be used along with
other banks as depositories of school funds. We should
like a list of banks now receiving deposits of Board money".
8.
"The At lanta Public Schools have never had a Negro Superi ntendent - it i s about time we had one. With approximately 60
pe r cent of the school population Negro we see no reason why
t he Ch ie f Administrative should not be Negro. We are asking
that by January 1, 1968, you will make a Negro fi r st Assoc i ate
Sup e r int enden t of Schools . If you are wondering where such
a man can be found , we suggest t hat you l ook f i r st amo ng yo ur
own st a ff!!.
9.
"We no te t ha t of al l the maj or de partments in t he System not
one is direct e d by a Neg ro. I n a system 60 perce nt thi s is
unpardonabl e . We a re a sking , t herefore , th at by J a nu a ry 1, 1968,
you name three , but no les s tha n t wo, Negroe s to he ad depa rtments.
In departme nts havin g a s sociat e s, we ask that a Negro be named
at once to three of thes e positions".
10.
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"The parents of the Ne gro c hildren on double session are
dissatisfied. They c a nnot accept the rationale of the
"extended day" when the~ know their childlren are being
systematically denied equal education al opportunity. We
ask that you, therefore, take immediate action to elimin ate
doubl e sessions".
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Requests Handed To Atlanta Board of Education by Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference, Et Al on September 11, 1967 (continued}
11.
"We are asking that the rule passed last year which in effect
denies freedom of speech and information to citizens desiring
to appear before the Board be rescinded. We do not object
to notification of a desire to appear being required of a
citizen, but the denial of the right to be interrogated by
Board members and to ask questions of ·the Board-with the
Board responding - all of this we reject and see as denial
of freedom of SP.Bech . and information".

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