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December 5, 1967
Mr. Eugene Patterson, Editor
The Atlanta Constitution
10 Forsyth Street, N. W.
Next Wednesday, December 13, the National Urban Coalition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action Conference of great importance
This conference will deal with Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Allen are cooperating
with the Task Force on Private Employment of the Urban Coalition
in this conference.
Top business executives from throughout the Eastern U. S. will
participate. Some of the firms who will take part in the workshop
discussions are RCA, Eastman Kodak, R. J. Reynolds, G.E.,
and Ford. There are others, along with the National Association
of Manufacturers, Urban League and local business executives and
' employment people.
Of key importance to the Atlanta people will be the "premier" of
a slide film presentation recently developed on Atlanta's employment
picture. This film was produced by the City of Atlanta, the Chamber
of Commerce, EOA, the Community Council and Community Chest
with financial support of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. A couple
of test runs on several business and government leaders have proven
that the film produces real "nitty gritty'' discussion of the employment
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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
Attached is a copy of the narrative script which accompanies the slides.
I 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 importance.
I hope you can also attend the conference.