Box 12, Folder 30, Document 50

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Box 12, Folder 30, Document 50

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SIDNEY
T. SCHELL
ATTORNEY
1726 FULTON
AT
LAW
NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
ATLANTA , GEORGIA
30303
523-6001
July 14, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Mayor:
I enclose herewith a copy of a letter that I have written
on behalf of the Executive Board of the Joel Chandler
Harris Memorial Association to Eliza K. Paschall.
One of the salient reasons for the enclosed reply to the
letter of Mrs. Paschall has been the receipt of threats
by several members of the staff at the Wren's Nest that
it would be stoned or burned unless its visitation policies were changed. I think it rather disgraceful that
these dedicated ladies, who are attempting to maintain a
memorial to one of the South's outstanding literary figures,
should be subjected to such threats and abuse.
Acts and conduct of this kind and character do more to
promote friction between the races in Southwest Atlanta
than can be counteracted by various organizations that
are attempting to peacefully integrate the area.
On behalf of these good ladies, I call on you, as Mayor of
the City of Atlanta, for such police protection as may be
necessary to maintain the dignity of their person and
property. I am taking the liberty of sending a copy of
this letter to Honorable Herbert Jenkins, Chief of Police.
Kindest personal regards.
Very truly yo?
STS : ebV
cc:
Hon. Herbert Jenkins
~~
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Sidney T. Schell
,J~

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