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and a tour of T.I.'s campus was arranged by Major Holland, Instructor and NOMA Southern Regional Director [[margin]] Resolution panel -> to enter negotiations new NOMA office in Washington D.C. [[/margin]] As a follow up of a meeting between NOMA and AIA initiated by the previous administration, the NOMA Executive Committee met with the AIA Executive Committee last July at AIA headquarters. The joint meeting addressed minority concerns including the lack of integration of Blacks and other minorities into AIA business, offices, committees, chapter units and staff positions. NOMA suggested that AIA appoint a blue-ribbon committee including NOMA members, to earnestly study the issue and develop an implementable policy for AIA to adopt similar to efforts of American Society of Civil Engineers. AIA President Bob Lawrence, indicated his interest and promised to investigate the possibilities. Subsequent communications lead me to believe certain AIA Board members are reluctant to address the problem beyond working through the existing structure and accepting the status quo; emphasizing the fact that Black architects must emancipate themselves. The National Conference of Black Mayors, [[strikethrough]] invited [[/strikethrough]] through its Board of Directors, invited NOMA and 30 + other national Black organizations to a National Summit called at Tuskegee, Alabama August 27th, of this year. The purpose of the Summit meeting was to adopt resolutions from each organization indicating how NCBM can assist each organization in reaching its goals. NOMA was represented by its president, [[notation in margin]] To develop a network among Black organizations for doing business around Blacks first and total community & world 2nd & 3rd. [[right-facing arrow]] [[/margin]]
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