Box 13, Folder 19, Document 6

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Atlanta Ga,
Sep. 6 1967.
Hon. Mayor Ivan Allen
Mayor City of Atla nta
Atlanta Georgia.
Dear Mayor Allen,
In regard to an editorial appearing in the atl a nta
journa l September 6th, headed At lant a a nd h ousing ., We the residents of
the Cas cad e se well ro a d s ection have d i scussed t h is same s u bject very ma ny
times. We can't understand wh y you and y our aldermanic board have seen fit
to push the bulk of negroes to this section. The work going on in We s t
End is for sure,for t he ne g roes, apa r tments have been built by the hundre d s
for negroes, they have taken_,. the white people' s homes a-- wa y f r om them that
to ok years to beautif y a nd build.
We underst a nd that the real esta te people on the north sid e h a v e bee n
ins truc ted nmt to sell to· negroes, also banks a re reluc t ant to lend negroes
money to buy on the North sid~. There are no neg ro projects g ping on in
the north side o f the city·, a·lso no ne g roes live in Buckhead, Pe achtree
road o r any of t he nice sections of t he north side.
This i nflux to Casca de, We s t End Se well section ha s been influenced
by city g overme n t. Appa re n,:t l y you d o not ua n t t h e m on y our s ide o f town
or f or neig h b ors , resident s in the Sou t h ~e st are moving eve ry d ay .
The purpose of i n te g r a ti on was t o h a ve ne g roes move in a ll sections
of the city, but t h e y a re being encoura g ed t o settle in one s ec t ion t h us
caus i n g no integ r a tion a t a ll, ve r y s o on i t wi l lb e all ne g ro.
I am s ure with Hank Aarons mon e y h e cou l d aff ord a h ome i n y our se ction ,
We hav e h ad t o pu t u p wi t h t h e riff r _ff f r om Wa shing t on s t r e e t a nd
Cap i t o l a ve etc, s ince t he cha n g e in tha t se ct i on now wi th Mart i n Lut her ' s
c hurc h t aki ng ov er Capitol homes will b e more a nd more negroes .
Would lik e f o r y om to rea d t h i s ed i t o r i a l i f y ou h a ve n' t a l ready .
We are v ery mu c h dis t u r b ed a s I am s u r e y ou would b e, l f y ou we r e a
midd l e clas s person trying t o live i n a de c e n t n e i 5 hb o rhood.
It i s e mb arra s s i n g to h a ve curiousity s ee k ers ride in t h is section to
se e the for s a le s igms a~t!ier1( i s one in prac tica lly eve ry y a r d in s ome
sections of fi f ty t h mus ana~ cfmes and many h i g h priced home s .
Hopin g to have your view on thi s v,hich would ma k e it clearer to
mys elf a nd n eighb ors what will t a ke pla ce.
Sincere l y
Mrs . John C. Hoke
s.w.
1 682 Ce n t r a Villa Drive Ajla n ta

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