Box 13, Folder 20, Document 12

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ATLAN T A L I FE I NSURANCE C O M P ANY
POST OFFICE BOX B97
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30301
JESSE HILL, JR.
May 17, 1967
ACTU A RY
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. , Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you very much for your cooperation and consideration during the conference last week in your office with
Summit representatives. Please send us a written statement
of your f ollow-up action on outlined specifics as indicated
in our discussions .
Please request for us f rom Mr . Elrod and Mr . Sutherland
a lis t of all job positions of the newly built and the origi na l City Audito r ium facilities , describing the r especti ve job
quali f ications , dut ies and salary classi f ica t ions in each .
Ther e is consider abl e unhapp i ness in the Neg r o community
c oncerni ng t he Model Ci t ies Pr opo s al, a nd t he ope ration of
Public Housing and Urba n Ren ewal by the Atl ant a Housing
Authority. At t his hour there is serious considera tion of a
delegation going to Wa shington to confer with Secretary Robert
Weaver as a protest of what is considered bias, discrimination
and violations of the 1964 Civ i l 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.
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Page 2
May 17, 1967
We also request a statement from the Personnel
Department on the status of Mr. Sterrs Johnson's application 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
Je se Hill, Jr., Co-Chairman
Rev. S. W. Williams, Co-Chairman
Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman
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