AMERICAN CENTER FOR STUDENTS AND ARTISTS IN PARIS, FRANCE. (RM)

Created: 12/10/1970

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SUBJECT : American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, France. (RM)

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entitled "The Soledad Brothers Trial" was held at the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, France, on Among the individuals present at thsTe: Jean GENET; John Jj'.ORNE. defense lawyer for the Soledad Brother'sGEORGE; Victor HERBERT, American ni.ilionaire living in Paris and possibly connecter' with the. Investors Overseas Service; James.BALDWIN; and Ellen WRIGHT.

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The lecture was given by John THOSNE in Englishrcrfcnihin.itly American audience,it, ln his presentation, TKORNIi Made the following points

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