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from Lawrence.” We set a time table and a day. I put on the Bread and Roses staff for a three month period, to work on p.r. in Lawrence, in the schools in Lawrence, Rachel Cowan and Margo Jones, a friend of Rachel. Margot K. Jones, who's a teacher, works for the Board of Education. Very bright, very able. They're going to work on the schools and on some publicity. They go to work on it. The upshot is Bread and Roses Day in Lawrence, which is the most exciting kind of thing.

Before the thing happened, Paul did an OpEd piece for the Times, on remembering -- you know, amnesia. Paul does that. The book comes out. The poster is out, the filmstrip is out. Bread and Roses Day in Lawrence takes place. In the morning there's a press bus. The Lawrence Historical Society has prepared materials.


The national press came to Lawrence that day. Then there's an outdoor rally. At the outdoor rally, on the platform, are the family of Carmela Teoli, Angelo Ruocco, the head of the United Church of Christ, a couple of congressmen, Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers, who lead the singing, Paul, me, and some other dignitaries.

When the program begins, in comes the Lawrence High School band playing “Solidarity Forever.” Marching in [laughs] around the platform. There's rain coming down. Earl Dotter is covering it. The photographer Sylvia Plachy covers it for the Voice. I didn't know who she was then, but Paul said “She's the best.” I said, “Better than Earl?” He says, “Maybe.” [laughter] Anyway, so around the platform are high school students carrying banners. Each one has a banner saying Bread and Roses in all the thirty-six different languages. Then in the program, on the platform in the morning, the mayor names -- oh! The schools had selected -- they had a contest and they selected -- Josephine Buonanno, young woman, who would play the role of Carmela Teoli. They re-enacted the testimony.


Who came up with that idea?


I guess Margo and Rachel. Because they worked with the schools on the whole thing. There was an elaborate school program on this thing. In every school there were study guides on this thing, and the kids did -- I'll come to that next. Josephine Buonanno with a shawl around her head. In a halting voice she said -- it was just beautiful. It wasn't dry either. Then after it Nick Scarim -- who I knew, a musician. I commissioned him to write a ballad. He wrote the Ballad of Carmela Teoli, and he couldn't come but someone sang it there. Peter and Mary lead the singing. Ruocco spoke. There's the national media

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