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‘ peers ART SUPPLY COMPANY, INC.
. 280 GARNETT STREET, S. W.
ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
KEN E, EDWARDS, JR. July 30, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen
Dear Mayor Allen:
I would be remiss in my duty and responsibility as a lifelong
citizen of Atlanta if I did not tell you how utterly distaste-
ful your stand on the Civil Rights Bill before the Senate
Commerce Committee was to the average white Atlanta citizen.
You certainly are paying for the negro block vote that put
you into office. It is disappointing that a man of your
intelligence would stand up before such a committee and state
that you condone allowing Federal force to deprive the pri-
vate property owners of our land of the right to decide how
they may use their property.
Surely, after being the segregationist that you were some
years back, you could not in your heart believe what you have
said in your testimony unless it be for the payment of a
political debt. We must stand for the constitutional rights
that are ours under the Constitution of the United States.
Those in top offices, such as you, should stand for the
enforcement of our Constitution and see that the meaning
amd intent of it is carried out until it is officially and
properly amended or changed.
Sincerely yours, ,
K EH. Edwards, Jr.