Box 19, Folder 14, Document 18

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October 1, 1966

4340 Winchester Lane
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mayor Allen:

I was delighted to hear your statement in regard
to nomination of Lester Maddox as the Democratic
candidate for governor of Georgia,

I was born and raised in Atlanta, and I have lived
in West Palm Beach for approximately ten years.
However, I am a member of the Young Democrates of
Florida and I am naturally interested in what is going
on in my home town in the way of politics.

I was shocked to learn of the outcome of the
Democratic primary, but your statement, which I heard
on television that night was some consolation. I have
to admire you for stating what you believe is right,
which is more than can be said for Mr. Maddox. I am
very concerned about the up-coming election. I believe
that if Lester Maddox is elected governor of Georgia,
it will be the greatest set-back Georgia has had.

I am an "A" student in civics and American
government, and a member of the Senior class of
Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach. Being
only nineteen, I am unable to vote, but, as they say:
"The youth of America...".

A personal reply when you have time will be
greatly appreciated. I had to tell you how much
I admire you for your statement last week.

Thank you very much for your time.

Very truly yours,

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