Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library ephemera collection
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John Jefferson Poland (July 12, 1942 – November 17, 2017) better known as John Fuck Poland was an activist, co-founder of the Sexual Freedom League, and convicted child molester. Poland was born in Indiana in 1942. He became a student at Florida State University and majored in sociology. He was expelled from that university in 1960 for his integrationist work with the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE). He participated with the Freedom Riders in Florida and in June 1961 was one of the "Talla...
In 1970, Jefferson Poland founded the Psychedelic Venus Church (PsyVen or PVC), an offshoot of the Sexual Freedom League Poland founded in 1963, with Mother Boats becoming President. He felt that the leadership of the Sexual Freedom League was becoming too bourgeois. The (entheogenic) sacrament of the Psychedelic Venus Church was marijuana and, after lighting up, at each meeting a woman was chosen to be Venus. At the beginning of services, she was placed on an altar, candles were lit on each sid...