Box 16, Folder 36, Document 9

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1733 B.North Decatur Road Wy 7 ;
Atlanta ,Ga.30307 K( 2 DU Unk,

March 6,1967

Mayor Ivan Allen

City of Atlanta,Georgia
city Hall

Atlanta ,Ga,

Dear Mr,Mayor:-=

With reference to President Johnson's new Civil
Rights message to the Congress you are repoted in the press
as having sent him a telegram "I pledge you my full support
for the program and the legislative proposals, and I am
glad to furnish whatever help I may be in seeing that it is
passed etc",

The President on his Pedernales ranch and appendages
(some 15,000 acres) is assured of sfelter from the provisions
of the proposed legislation, State parks are being developed
to further protect his privacy, When he goes to Austin he
probably meets his friends in exclusive clubs,

You too probably live in a non-integrated neighbor-
hood and I doubt that your neighbors would welcome an inte-
grated apartment house, I am certain that neither the Capital
City club nor the Piedmont Driving club would approve your
proposing and sponsoring negro members, Just how would "open
housing" affect your social contacts or the education of your
grandchildren? You and the President, because of your financial

resources can enjoy the immunities you seek to deny to the
great middle class. We too have standards,

Not many social workers have the honesty to do as
Hector Black (a white Harvard graduate}? who, with his family,
lives in Vine City among the people he seeks to help,

Politics not only makes for strange bedfellows as
witness the President's voting record as a senator, but it
also breeds hypocrisy.

Resyesttully (7)
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