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Telegram from Walter Pinkston to Chancellor Bowker: Lack of Community Involvement

In this telegram sent to Chancellor Albert Bowker on February 6, 1968, Walter Pinkston, executive director of Bedford Stuyvesant Youth in Action, decries the recent announcement of Community College No. 7 because the message was delivered without any consideration given to the community. Pinkston "urgently request[s]" that the chancellor attend a meeting that Saturday, February 10, at Decatur JHS to meet with and hear the concerns of a variety of community groups in the neighborhood. Though the chancellor would not attend the meeting, Bowker would shortly reaffirm his commitment to community involvement. Throughout the development of Medgar Evers College, the Bedford-Stuyvesant community would maintain an active, if sometimes contentious, role in the creation of the institution.

Source | CUNY Archives
Creator | Pinkston, Walter
Date Created | February 6, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Pinkston, Walter, “Telegram from Walter Pinkston to Chancellor Bowker: Lack of Community Involvement ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 21, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/2481.

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