Box 17, Folder 1, Document 73

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WHEREAS, this Church has repeatedly declared its belief that

discrimination because of race is contrary to Christian principle, and
WHEREAS, recently the City of Atlanta has erected artificial road barriers
in the vicinity of Harlan Road and Peyton Road, S. W., Atlanta,

indicating a barrier to the purchase and/or sale of real estate property

in this area by persons of the Negro race,

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Council request the Bishop of Atlanta to send
letters to the Mayor of Atlanta and the President of the Board of Aldermen
to express our disapproval of any action taken by the City of Atlanta to
limit or set up any restrictions on the purchase and sale of property based
upon racial differences, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that officials of the City of Atlanta be requested to
remove and desist from setting up other such barriers as those existing

now in the Harlan Road and Peyton Road, S. W., areas of Atlanta.

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