Letter from Postal Worker to MLK

Abstract

An anonymous postal worker requests that Dr. King write a letter to the regional director of the Atlanta Post Office concerning discriminatory employment practices.

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Letter from Postal Worker to MLK
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Transcript

[Stamped in red ink:OCT[ober 30 1967] Dear Sir, The Atlanta Post Office is simply [Underlined:not putting all jobs up for bid]. This is a direct violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. Our lawyers need to bring court action if the matter cannot be straightened out. People are [Underlined:"detailed"] to the good jobs. Negro people are Underlined:"detailed"] to the bad jobs. [Underlined:ALL] jobs are supposed to be just up for {Underlined: bid] Some of theses good [Underlined: "detail"] jobs receive higher level pay. This practice must be stopped. It is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. This situation exists at all stations in the Atlanta Post Office and also the Airport Station. Mr. C. B. Gladden is regional director of the Atlanta Post Office. Please write him a letter concerning this matter. A Post Office Worker [Underlined:P.S. Please] do not mention receiving this letter. Postal officials would take re-prisals against all Negro employees.
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