A letter from Atlanta, Georgia, community members to the congressional representatives from Georgia arguing for the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed in 1868. In the letter, the authors argue that the number of immigrants from China should be the same as immigrants from other countries. The Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943 by the Magnuson Act. The new legislation allowed a national quota of 105 Chinese immigrants per year. The letter was signed by Ryland Knight, pastor of the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church; David Marx, Rabbi of The Temple; Arthur J. Moore, Bishop in the Methodist Church; Mrs. Audley Morton, president of Georgia Council of Church Women; Stuart R. Oglesby, Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church; Gerald P. O'Hara, Bishop, Savannah-Atlanta; Mrs. M. E. Tilly, Jurisdictional Secretary of Christian Social Relations, Methodist Church; and John Moore Walker, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta.
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