Box 13, Folder 21, Document 1

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ATLANTA, GA. 30301

Me Citta Company Ec O P Y ADDRESS REPLY TO

NEw York. N. Y.

February 13, 1967

Mr. Jerome S. Hardy
TIME Incorporated

TIME & LIFE Building
Rockefeller Center

New York, New York 10020

Dear Jerry:

It will be golfing weather down this way before
long so start plans for a return match.

Enclosed with this letter you will find a press
release issued on the ribbon cutting day of Paschals'
million dollar motor hotel here in Atlanta. This
event would not contain news appeal to warrant a LIFE |
story were it not for the fact that the undertaking
was conceived, financed, and completed by members of
the negro community here in Atlanta. Negro banks and
insurance companies put up the two million dollars. |
Negro architects and engineers together with a negro |
construction company put up the structure. Negro
decorators took over the finished building and furnished
the rooms, the night clubs, the eating facilities, etc.
Obviously, negro management operates it.

Atlanta has been the recognized leader of all the
American cities in the matter of workable race relations.
There was the exception some we#ks back which was the
proven result of direct provocation by two or three
individuals. It in no way represented the "race climate"
of Atlanta.
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