Box 9, Folder 23, Document 24

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VIOLENCE IS NOT THE WAY
• • . Atlanta Branch NAACP
The events occurring in our city a few nights ago when a few people
interfered with an officer of the law in the routine execution of his duty
has caused some alarm and deep concern on our part as citizens in this
community who take seriously our responsibility as citizens.
No one
can honestly deny the facts of history -- facts which show that Negro
people have been and still are victims of injustices and wrongs.
We are
just as determined as any to work continuously and with vigor to eliminate
any and all injustice in this city.
We do not believe , however , that one
wrong can be made right by committing another wrong.
violence no
The way of
matter by whom perpetuated is wrong and it creates more
problems tha n it solves.
i nnocent children.
by any people.
Worst of all , violence a lways victimi z e s the
This course i s not wise and should not be follow ed
There i s a w ay to protes t.
in our Constitution.
The frame w ork i s set out
All people should w o rk t o s ee:
1.
That it is preserved and honor ed.
2.
That all who live under
it, live~
it.
V i olence or inciting t o riot does neither of these.
As citizens
who live he re and who are determined t o make Atlanta a more just city
we pledge our support of law and o rder.
We call for wisdom and calmness
on the part of all • • • the police and the people alike.
Level heads , pure
hearts when joined in a common purposeD remove fear and release
untapped energies for good.
Atlant~D t hough imperfect, is too good to
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be destroyed by rashness no matter from what quarter.
Those who are
engaged in the struggle for human injustice anywhere in this nation must
have friends.
No man, no nation, no group of people can go it alone •.
Cooperation is the way to achieve righteous goals.

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