Box 17, Folder 1, Document 140

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August 1, 1962

Mayor Ivan Alien
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mayor Allen:

As a resident and tax payer of Atlanta, a very beautiful part
of the Southwest section (Peyton Forrest), we solicit your help
and good influence,

As you know by now, the negroes are trying everything to cause
panic and unrest in our neighborhood, The negro realty agents

of Calloway Realty Co., Alexander & Associates, Fuller Realty

Co. and others are using such tactics as calling everyone ina
block, saying they have several homes in the area listed for sale,
They are riding through the area in large number, stopping and
pointing at different homes, There has also been some seen in the
area in the early morning hours, two to three A. M. There are

no through streets in the area and we see no reason for this

All the residents of the area (Peyton and Utoy Forrest) have signed
an agreement not to sell to negroes, but the pressure and tactics
used by the negroes have stopped the builders from building in

the area, also people who have been transferred in business are
unable to sell their homes because of these tactics.

We built our homes in this area to live and to educate our child-
ren, We have some fine schools and churches of which we are very

We feel that steps can be taken to prevent this from happening
and that you and other good city officials will give us full
support and cooperation in this matter.

We feel the following things will relieve the pressure: 1. Rezone
Gordon Road, west from Peyton to Lynhurst Drive, industrial.
Qe Close Peyton and Harlan Roads. 3. Rezone the proposed land

east of Peyton Road for negro cemetery,

If we are run out of our homes by the negroes, we find it unwise

to relocate in Atlanta or Fulton County County. We regret this
since we have been Atlanta residents most of our lives and love the
CIty ;

We urge your support and interest.

Yours very truly,

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Li rd A Porter

500 Fielding Lane, 5.W.
Atlanta 11, Georgia

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