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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 21, 1967, Chicago, Illinois On uis record he has led the Way in civil rights always in the forefront of the fight for negro rights Ald. Miller gave the first $100 contribution to the suit filed in Chicago against segregated schools. He co sponsored a City ordinance passed unanimously by the City Council forbidding discrimination in employment and staff appointments in private hospitals. He co sponsored an ordinance in the City Council and supported a measure in the state legislature to prevent discrimination in cemeteries and crematories. The ordinance was passed unanimously. Ald. Miller introduced a Resolution in the City Council calling for the teaching of negro history in the Public schools. It passed unanimously. During the school crisis in Little Rock ark., Ald. Miller attended every hearing for the Quot Little Rock nine Quot and raised funds in Chicago to help in that historic fight. Not Only did Ald. Miller personally participate in the great March on Washington the Alabama civil rights demonstrations and the Mississippi project but he also co sponsored the following measures in City Council a Resolution asking corporation counsel s opinion on City s Power to enact open occupancy Law and planning department report on experiences in other cities on open housing. A Resolution that corporation counsel prepare fair housing practice Bill to introduce in general Assembly. A Resolution requesting governor to re examine Relief problem and avoid reduction in payments to recipients. A Resolution supporting president s order prohibiting discrimination in federally aided housing. A Resolution asking human relations commission to report Progress in eliminating discrimination in Chicago and suggest legislation to general Assembly. A ordinance to prohibit Advance inquiry As to race in admitting patients to hospitals. A Resolution memorializing United states Congress to enact pending Federal civil rights legislation. A Resolution endorsing Quot Freedom March Quot on Washington to celebrate 100th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. A Resolution urging chicagoan to attend Quot Century of negro Progress Quot exposition. A Resolution reaffirming City Council s endorsement of pertinent Basic american ideals and urging the United states House of representatives to consider same in dealing with the problem of seating 5 congressmen elect from Mississippi. Re elect Alderman m on his record Ald. Miller s record of achievement hat bean far reaching. His influence has been Felt on Tho following City Council committees i aviation 2 health 3 police fire civil service schools and municipal institutions and 4 traffic and safety. His record of service in the City Council since 1959 has been marked by unusual dedication integrity and determination. His record which follows Speaks for itself and is evidence enough to every thinking resident of the great 6th Ward that this experienced capable and sincere Public official must be returned As Alderman of the 6th Ward. Education from the beginning of his first term As Alderman and throughout the succeeding years Ald. Miller fought consistently and successfully for improvements of Chicago s Public schools the elimination of double shifts and integration of teaching and administrative staffs of the Board of education. For the first time in too years double shifts have been eliminated in Chicago Public schools. Within the last 7 years 7 new schools have been built in the 6th Ward. Additional classrooms have been added to several other schools. Ald. Miller was the first to Call for the naming of new schools for famous negroes and Many have been so named. He introduced in the City Council a Resolution to install voting machines in Public High schools for instructional purposes in citizenship courses. It was unanimously adopted. He continues to support Pat s in the 6th Ward works with the schools problems committee and supported the action to increase negro representation on the school Board nominating committee. Health and welfare through Ald. Miller s leadership a mental health Center opened in Woodlawn at an annual Cost of $100,000. Also through his efforts a new modern infant welfare station was established at 6504 s. Cottage Grove Avenue. He also introduced in Tho City Council a Resolution condemning the to percent reduction in welfare payments. It passed unanimously. Recreation Ald. Miller requested two Parks for the 6th wan and improvements for one Park. The Ward was Grants one , 6th Ward honest reliable capable experience always Hight on civil right vote tuesday february 28th, 1967paid for by citizens for Robert h. Miller

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