Box 9, Folder 23, Document 1

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OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
1!03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
Mayor Iva n Allen, Jr.
City Hall
�REPRINTED FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, SUNDAY, JUtY 24, 1966
THE POOR'S ANGRY VOICESA WARNING AND A THERAPY
JACK JONES
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PROTEST-"Shouting at a public
official . . . is a demonstration
that the poor and minorities have
... power to challenge the 'big
chief.'"
Times drawing
"The Negro built this nation; let's burn it to the
ground!" thundered a delegate to a recent convention of the poor in Fontana.
"We have found the only way to move the power
structure," cried another, "is to tell them what will
Times staff writer ] ones' s principal assignments are in
the civil rights, welfare and poverty fields.
happen if they don't meet our demands. The truth
was proved in Watts."
These cries of outrage, heard time and time again
whenever the rebellious poor or less privileged
gather, certa inly are discomfiting to members of an
affluent society. They expose the latent distrust and
hatred of the so-called "power structure"; they ring
with undertones of terror and possible anarchy.
But viewed with an awareness of other protest
movements of history, they reflect the not abnormal
outcry of a people suddenly offered a chance to vent
their frustrations .
Some of th e very people who have been the recent
targets of vi tuperative attacks by the unsophisticated
and uned ucated regard those outbursts as healthy.
The Shriver Incident
Sargent Shriver, who directs th e antipoverty war
that has had much to do with releas ing th e angrv

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