Letter Regarding the Emergency Convocation of the Urban Coalition

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Abstract

A letter drafted by Andrew Heiskell and A. Philip Randolph, co-Chairmen of the Urban Coalition. includes article clippings from various newspapers discussing the dire need for public service employment, private employment, educational disparities, reconstruction and urban development, and equal housing opportunities. The articles focus on the August 24, 1967 conference of "more than 800 mayors and business, labor, church and civil rights leaders" to "reorder national priorities" and "develop an emergency work program" to provide fruitful opportunities to America's unemployed citizens and riot-torn cities.

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