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Atlanta Community Relations Commission documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1228

Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes, reports, and other items generated by the Atlanta Community Relations Commission. These items document the Commission's establishment; relations with Atlanta Public Services; and reports on housing, discrimination, and race relations. Of particular interest is correspondence pertaining to segregation in schools, real estate, and employment.


  • Majority of material found within 1966-1968


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

In 1965 the City of Atlanta established the Atlanta Community Relations Commission as a resource through which citizens could directly communicate with the mayor. The Commission gleaned information from Atlantans through weekly hearings in which participants discussed concerns and offered suggestions for city improvement and relationship building. Based on these meetings, the Commission offered suggestions to the mayor regarding discrimination issues, race relations, housing, police protection, recreation, and inadequate facility maintenance. Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. appointed 20 members to run the Commission, including an Executive Committee composed of a Chairman, a First-Vice Chairman, a Second-Vice Chairman, and an Executive Director. The Community Relations Commission also operates as the Human Relations Commission (HRC) for the City of Atlanta.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)