Box 19, Folder 19, Document 29

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Escalinata l,
Madrid 13, Espafia,
August 4, 1963.

Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.,
Atlanta, Georgia.

Dear Mayor Allen:

I have noted with much interest your testimony before the Senate Com-
merce Committee, in which you urged Congress to enact a bill to ban discrim-

ination in public accommodations.

As an Indiana-born white U. S. citizen, I heartily congratulate you on
your farsighted and civilized approach to our serious problem of racial


Sincerely yours,


Kenneth H. Vanderford
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