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Spanish-American night, and a lot of things. For example -- put it off, let me show you some things that I have.


No, we can leave it on while you show. You bruoght a few props there.


No, in the file I was looking, I found a folder. Look at this. This is April 1957. This is The New York Post. “Union's teen program gets Norse attendance.” Someone from Norway came to it. “Members of the Teen Time Committee: Joe Davis and Richie Sharnoff, Moe Foner.” Me with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Alma John.

Now, this is a program of teenagers. We have a headquarters on 50th and Eighth Avenue, right in the neighborhood. What we do is some kid writes a letter to the magazine saying, “You union's do all these social programs. Why don't you do something for the kids?” So I say to Davis, “Let's invite some over here.”

He sends his daughter, and we get a couple of active people's daughters and kids in it. We talk, and we decide that we'll do something called Teen Time at 1199, a monthly social. I get Piute Pete's square dances, and we use the records with the dancing on them. We get seventy-five, eighty, a hundred kids, and I bring in a guest star. So we have Tom Ewell, who's then in “The Seven-Year Itch” on Broadway. What's-her-name who did a film recently on the bank strike? She directed it. Remember “The Willmar Seven” when it was done for television? I forget her name. She was married to Arnie Manoff, the writer, that's how I knew her. Lee Grant. That's right. She was performing in a Broadway play, so I got Lee Grant to come, to talk. Ruby Dee comes. I get a guy from the New York Knicks, Slater Martin, to come with the manager or the PR guy. So it creates more excitement. So that continues.

Then on a radio show, Alma John from WWRL, she says she's interviewing Mrs. Roosevelt, so we get there and we take pictures, and we meet Mrs. Roosevelt. So that starts it. Later on I got to meet Mrs. Roosevelt again. So we're doing things that way, and it's a small union, getting a Negro history celebration every year, starting with Ossie. Ossie comes and he decides he will write a living newspaper. You know what that is.




If that year was the Emmett Till murder case--Emmett Till doesn't mean anything to you?

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