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Tiger Paper, February 1973

This special issue of the Tiger Paper addresses the ongoing "struggle" over control of the Black Studies program at BMCC. The paper's editors, along with a group of radical students, supported the poet and educator Sonia Sanchez for the role of department chair. Sanchez, who is also interviewed in this issue, sought to implement an expansive vision for Black Studies at the college, one that would transcend the typical goals of academic departments.

The Tiger Paper, which billed itself as "Manhattan Community College's only underground newspaper," was published between 1971 and 1974 by a group of radical faculty members at BMCC. The paper, whose name was a play on the quip of Mao Tse-tung that "U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger," addressed struggles both internal and external to the college while emphasizing the connections between them.

Source | Friedheim, Bill
Creator | Tiger Paper Collective
Date Created | February 1973
Rights | Copyright Tiger Paper Collective Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Tiger Paper Collective, “Tiger Paper, February 1973,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed October 20, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/1881.

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