Box 15, Folder 13, Document 48

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Box 15, Folder 13, Document 48

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De c ember 5 , 1967
Mr . Eugene Patterson, Editor
The Atl anta C onst itution
10 F -orsyth Street, N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Gene :
Next Wednesday, December 13, the National Urban C oalition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action Conference of great importance
to Atlanta.
This conference will deal with Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
The Atlanta Chambei- of C ommerce and Mayor Allen are cooperating
with the Task Force on Private Employment of the Urban Coalition
in this conference .
T op business executives from throughout the Eastern U. S . will
p ~ rticipate . Some of the firms who will take part in the workshop
discussion are RCA, Ea tma.n Ko dak,. R. J. Reynolds, G.E.,
and F o rd. There are others , long with the National A s soci tion
of Manufaetur rs, Ul'han League and local business executives a.nd
employment people.
Of key impottance to the Atlanta people will be the " p remi r 11 of
slide film present don r c:ently developed on Atl nta I s employment
pictur . This film was produced by the City of Atlant ,, the Ch mber
0£ C o mmerce . EOA, the Community Council and Community Che t
with financial support of the Se r -R oebuck Found tion. A coupl
of test run on s vetal bu in s · nd government leaders hav prov n
that the £Um produces 1' - 1 11 nitty gritty" dis cqseion of the employment
�Mr . Patterson
Page Two
December 5, 1967
situation in Atlanta. It addresses itself to the problem of people who
need jobs and also to the employer ' s problem of jobs which need
people .
Attached is a copy of the narrative script which accompanies the .slides.
l hope you will have time to review this narrative and find the opportunity
to comment on next Wednesday's meeting before that time . Editorial
support would seem justified in a meeting of this import nee .
I hope you can also attend the conference.
Sincerely yours .,
Dan Sweat

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