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Statement by Chancellor Albert H. Bowker Announcing the Establishment of a New Community College

In this statement by CUNY Chancellor Albert H. Bowker on February 1, 1968 in Brooklyn Borough Hall, Bowker announces the establishment of a new, experimental community college in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. His announcement presents CUNY's hopes for the new institution as well as the large role that the community is expected to play in the college's creation and success.

Bedford-Stuyvesant community leader, Walter Pinkston, would quickly take exception to the chancellor's announcement however, declaring that the decision to place a "community-oriented" college in the neighborhood was made without any consultation with the community itself. The community's push for participatory role in the new college's creation would persist through the planning and development of Community College No. 7 (later named Medgar Evers College).


Source | CUNY Archives
Creator | The Board of Higher Eductaion
Date Created | February 1, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Archives
Item Type | Text
Cite This document | The Board of Higher Eductaion, “Statement by Chancellor Albert H. Bowker Announcing the Establishment of a New Community College,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/2471.

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