Box 10, Folder 11, Document 39

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Box 10, Folder 11, Document 39

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STATEMENT BY IVAN ALLEN, JR.
Sentencing of William Jame · to Life
February 9, 1967
The conviction oi William Hay ood Jamee. for the murder ·o f
Hulet Varner, Jr. is prooi certain that all persons are equal before the
1 w and subject to the d mand of the la
in the City of Atlanta, Geor . i •
On September 11, a few hour
after the shoo~ of the youth,
I reminded the peo le of thi cUy that Atlanta'·
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ffort which have been
city, to eliminate racial p%'ejudic
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in ure the Ne ro citi•en 1of equal :ri hta and opportunity. Thi · cannot be
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