Box 20, Folder 2, Document 30

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Shreveport, La.
July, 27, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mayor Allen
I see by the papers you are advocating the passage of Big Bad John's civil rights
legislation. Mayor Allen it must be very hard on a man when he can't go home and
look his family in the face and tell them he hasn't got the backbone or guts to
to stand up for what is best for both races. I sincerely hope I never get that
weak kneed.
It sounds to me that you have been in many conferences with Ralph McGill , the
professional intergrater and agitator. Do you know what would happen if 3hreveport
had a newspaper like Ralph Mc§ills paper. We would tar and feather him and run
him out of town . You would not last until the next election i n Shreveport,
You have
you also
y ou were
we would
completely sur r ender ed your freedom to the Keenedy's and in doing so
surrendered the fre edom of the people of Atlanta. I am so thankful that
not around .dur ing the Boston tea party or during the American Revolution
st i ll be under the thumb of Englarld..
Mayor I'll tel l you and al l t he Kennedys s omething. There are st i l l a lot of good
· red bloode d americans i n thi s great count r y of our s and we are going to fight you
and t htt:Kennedys as long as ther e is a breadth in us.
I fail to understand how you can support sending thous ands of troops in Mis s issippi
to support a decision unconst itut ional and at the same t ime back away from sending
troops to enforce the Monroe 0oct rine i n Cuba.
I have not heard you are any other of the do gooders open your big mouth about
the american indian. This is the most discriminated against american living today.
I wonder why some one has not championed f or his cause. It could be that he doesn't
block vote like the darkie.
I wish you luck Mayor. Perhaps you can tell your daughter she has got to accept
the negrot as her equal and perhaps she may even marry one and just think your
grand children could be one white and the other black. I do not expect to hear
from you, because you knoww I speak the truth. If you have ansewers I would
enjoy hearing from you .
~l~~
2722 W. College
Shr eveport, La.

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