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ATLANTA LIFE INSURANCE GOMPANY
POST OFFICE BOx 897
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30301
Jesse Hitt, Jr. May 17, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you very much for your cooperation and considera-
tion during the conference last week in your office with
Summit representatives. Please send us a written statement
of your follow-up action on outlined specifics as indicated
in our discussions.
Please request for us from Mr. Elrod and Mr. Sutherland
a list of all job positions of the newly built and the origi-
nal City Auditorium facilities, describing the respective job
qualifications, duties and salary classifications in each.
There is considerable unhappiness in the Negro community
concerning the Model Cities Proposal, and the operation of
Public Housing and Urban Renewal by the Atlanta Housing
Authority. At this hour there is serious consideration of a
delegation going to Washington to confer with Secretary Robert
Weaver as a protest of what is considered bias, discrimination
and violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
In your written statement of reaction, please specify
among other things what steps you have taken to implement
changes or amendments in Model Cities Proposal as agreed to
include Negroes on the Executive Board, and other complaints
including the exclusion of Negro organizations in the Proposal.
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
May 17, 1967
We also request a statement from the Personnel
Department on the status of Mr. Sterrs Johnson's appli-
cation for employment in Civil Defense. Mr. Johnson has
pursued employment in this Department for several years
without success. We are informed that he has passed the
required test, at one time we were told that he did not
pass the test.
Very truly yours,
ATLANTA SUMMIT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
JeSse Hill, Jr., Co-Chairman
Rev. S. W. Williams, Co-Chairman
Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman