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  • Collection: Historical Manuscripts

Gold-colored card with black text.  The text reads "TONY BENNET, OSSIE DAVIS, RUBY DEE, HERBIE MANN SEXTET, CHARLIE MINGUS AND THELONIOUS MONK and  The Students' own FREEDOM SINGERS ----IN<br />
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For their courageous, dedicated and persistent struggle for Human Dignity<br />
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 1963 - 8:00-11:30 P.M.<br />
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CARNEGIE HALL, 7th Avenue and 57th Street<br />
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Tickets $2, 2.50, 3.00, 3.30, 3.60, 4.00<br />
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On the third anniversary of the Sit-Ins, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee an its New <br />
York friends will present a program at Carnegie Hall to support students working in Georgia where<br />
churches have been burned, and Mississippi, where students have been shot.<br />
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SNCC, Room 1025, 5 Beekman Street, New York City ---- CO 7-5541"
Advertising card for 1963 Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY featuring Tony Bennett, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus and others

A sexuality questionnaire for the Feminist Sexuality Project. From the National Organization for Women, N.Y.C. Chapter, 28 East 56 St NYC 10022.  (212) 832-2955. <br />
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There is a feminine symbol with the equal sign inside it then text:<br />
"Sexuality Questionnaire<br />
The purpose of this questionnaire is to try to understand ourselves better, both collectively and individually. On the one hand, asking your-self-these questions is a good way to get further acquainted with your sexual feelings, and on the other hand, it is wonderful to hear what other women are thinking and feeling about the same things -- especially since we never talk about them. The results will be published as a general discussion of what was said, with a few statistics, and a lot of quotes, like a giant 'rap session' on paper.<br />
The questionnaire is anonymous, so don't sign it. If any questions do not apply to you, just write 'non-applicable'. Please use a separate sheet of paper and number your answers accordingly. Don't feel that you have to answer every single question (although we would really like it if you did it). You can skip around and answer the ones that interest you -- just let us hear from you!<br />
Please return questionnaires to Shere Hite, Feminist Sexuality Project, National Organization for Women, 28 East 56 St., New York, New York 10022."<br />
Behind the text is color impressions in shades of pink and green that combine to form the image of a woman sleeping with a hand by her head. The viewer can see her head and the top of what appears to be a turtleneck sweater. There also appears to be another figure in the outer edges of the image.
A sexuality questionnaire from the National Organization for Women, N.Y.C. Chapter for the Feminist Sexuality Project. When unfolded, the rainbow print shows two women embracing.

Handwritten poem called bucking for a raise<br />
<br />
but dear<br />
he's got a<br />
PhD<br />
10 years less experience<br />
and the right thing dangling <br />
between his legs...<br />
<br />
couldn't expect someone <br />
with one of those<br />
to live on 12 thousand <br />
dollars a year...<br />
<br />
after all, <br />
care and feeding one of them<br />
danglies<br />
must be a whole lot more than for<br />
your six-year-old.<br />
<br />
Susan Sojourner<br />
8 October 1978
A poem written by Susan Sojourner on the topic of the gender pay gap between men and women in the workforce.

Page 1 of typed poem titled claudia<br />
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claudia didn't get fired for being a lesbian though the idea certainly disgusted george her immediate "superior" harold the personnel director and christina her old college chum whose belief that such proclivities were unhealthy was shared by her colleagues.<br />
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claudia did not get fired for being too fat overweight to the point of massive<br />
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though the chairman knew something was wrong with the new girl being assigned to the front office right outside his door (with senior staff men grimacing in joking astonishment at her size).<br />
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and claudia didn't get fired for being a psychic hearing other voices seeing auras <br />
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she only brought that to the office when asked -- they'd arrange a session over lunch in an empty office (for pay) (a professional psychic).<br />
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but it was only with believers and not the reason claudia was fired.
A poem written by Susan Sojourner about a lesbian female worker named Claudia who was fired from her job.

typed in memoriam poem titled for miz hamer* who just died<br />
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fannie lou a woman who knew and flew sang and grew pained and knew more and more and more <br />
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and as she grew we also knew but never more than she-- who sparked and flamed spoke and rang and pushed on and on and on through ruleville sunflower the delta and all of mississip up to congers to stake her claim<br />
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so grand and fine big broad warm black bold strong -- miz hamer was her name<br />
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we were glad enriched and full inspired by her being her voice her smile her heart her style her being fannie lou the woman who knew and flew sang and grew pained and knew more and more and more...<br />
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susan sojourner<br />
march/june 1977<br />
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*Fannie Lou Hamer was a black plantation worker then SNCC & civil rights leader dynamic orator & singer, she was one of three Mississippi Freedom Democrats put forward in 1965 to sit in the U.S. Congress instead of the "duly elected" white officials. She was born and raised in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi where she died in March 1977.
An in memoriam poem about Fannie Lou Hamer, written by Susan Sojourner.

Page 1 of a typed poem titled getting gay<br />
<br />
unlike coming out -- <br />
a political stance<br />
zeroes in<br />
on the totally personal <br />
part<br />
being a self acknowledgement<br />
of one's gayness<br />
getting gay <br />
a self acceptance<br />
acceptance of self<br />
a getting ones self<br />
together on another level <br />
of consciousness<br />
<br />
a level of consciousness <br />
--a gate to expansion<br />
each time i've reached<br />
a new level<br />
it caused total<br />
re-examination of my past<br />
in the light of this new level<br />
<br />
just as getting gay is<br />
a swinging in closer to the personal<br />
--another different closer to self<br />
level of the coming out process
A poem written by Susan Sojourner on the topics of sexuality, self-identity, and social justice.

Typed poem<br />
<br />
Malechildren get in the way<br />
of serious feminists<br />
especially lesbian-feminists:<br />
(line break)<br />
I get depressed <br />
when I think of the future.<br />
<br />
I get depressed <br />
when I think.<br />
<br />
I get depressed.<br />
<br />
Today with my baby<br />
I realize that<br />
Tomorrow and tomorrow<br />
he'll be bigger and bigger, <br />
more manly every day...<br />
<br />
the enemy.<br />
<br />
NO!<br />
<br />
a greek tragedy<br />
in a 1978 world.<br />
<br />
clytemnestra mama susan (sojourner)<br />
22 june 1978
A poem written by Susan Sojourner on her thoughts towards lesbian-feminist separatism against mothers who have sons.

Typed poem titled motherhood<br />
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is disbelieving <br />
that you're really<br />
old enough or wise<br />
or together enough<br />
to be<br />
left<br />
alone <br />
with this life.<br />
<br />
susan sojourner<br />
april 1977
A poem written by Susan Sojourner on her thoughts about motherhood.

Newspaper clipping from the Hattiesburg American dated December 11, 1945.<br />
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Principal denies weekly is red<br />
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I Hattiesburg Parents complaint that his daughter and other Hattiesburg high school students were being exposed to communistic and socialistic propaganda through the medium of the weekly news review was quietly denied today by J. T. Wallace, principal of the senior high school.<br />
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The weekly news review is subscribe to my students of the 10th grade history class as a supplement to the study of current history.<br />
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I Hattiesburg father who made the complaint and further stated that he for bid his daughter to read the publication regardless of what instructions she received from her teacher, was not identified.<br />
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He based his complaint, he said on such articles in the review as to biographical sketch is which dealt with Harold Lasky, executive secretary of the British labor party and advocate of gradual so socialism and Senator Robert F Wagner Democrat of New York, veteran champion of the underdog and quarterback for many important pieces of new deal social legislation.<br />
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No objection<br />
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I have seen and read issues of the weekly news review and I have seen nothing in them to object to, Mr. Wallace it.<br />
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Miss Margaret L TrayWick, 10th grade history instructor, in his class the publication issues, was not available for comments she is absent on sick leave.<br />
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John a Beeson, principal of Hattiesburg junior high school, scanned the December 3 issue, in which the articles on Senator Wagner and Mr. Lasky appeared, and said he failed to read into them any attempt to feed school children with communistic or socialistic propaganda.<br />
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“They are brief biographical sketches. The publication itself advocates nothing,“ Mr. Beeson remarked.<br />
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Mr. beast an added that junior high had use the same publication up to 1943 but the junior review is now being used in the junior high school history course. Both publications are edited by the civic education service, 1733 K St., Northwest, Washington DC and J.  Hubert Anderson is senior editor of both reviews.<br />
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Junior review<br />
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He added that the weekly news review was dropped in junior high school not because anything was found to be wrong with it, because the history instructor found that Junior review more suitable to class needs.<br />
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Miss Stella Myrick, junior high school social science teacher, who teaches history and civic classes lot of the junior of you as an excellent supplement to the study of current history, so no communistic north socialistic propaganda locate and its columns.<br />
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Bohleen our excerpts from the weekly news review which aroused the Hattiesburg Parents Eire:<br />
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Under a heading socialism in Europe games, the review reported: “the majority of people in nearly all these countries in Europe are agreed on one point – namely they don’t want to go back to conditions as they existed before the war. They favor radical changes in their social and industrial systems.“<br />
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“US basis serious housing crisis quote was the main article on page 1 of the publication. Other items dealt with “Pearl Harbor,“ “Trumans health plan,“ “trouble in Iran,“ “US housing agencies.“<br />
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Included an eight page review were pictures of Senator Wagner, Mr. Thorez,leader a fridge communist party, and a pen and ink sketch of Mr. Lasky.<br />
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Back page of the publication was devoted to a “form in “on “the way to effective citizenship“ consisting of questions to test how much the student had absorbed from reading the review, suggestions for classroom project in which students would make a quote rather thorough investigation of housing conditions in their own town,“ and suggested pamphlets for reading in connections with the housing problem.
Newspaper clipping from the Hattiesburg American about a parent complaining that the Hattiesburg High school was exposing his child to "communistic and socialistic propaganda through the medium of the 'Weekly News Review.'"

<br />
to judy bee<br />
assistant to the director<br />
or even assistant director:<br />
<br />
is it the nature of the job<br />
or of the overseers<br />
that makes us women-under-men<br />
be always seen over?<br />
<br />
our work is always <br />
subsumed<br />
under their names - - <br />
Even When We Get To Sign Our Own<br />
at the bottom.<br />
<br />
and, the bottom line<br />
has a funny way of <br />
moving down<br />
once a woman's name is on it.<br />
<br />
susan sojourner <br />
24  may 1978
A poem written by Susan Sojourner on the expectations on women in the workforce.
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