The South: Divided City

It was in Berlin that the tragic and dramatic lesson of what happens to a divided city came home to me, and if I could make you see it as I saw it, you would share with me my feeling that Atlanta must not be a city divided.

In his inaugural speech last year, Atlanta's Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. thus warned his fellow citizens of the effects of the Berlin Wall, which he had recently viewed. But last week Atlanta itself was divided by a pair of 2-ft.-10-in.-high steel-and-wood barricades set up by the...

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