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Letter from CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker: Stating Commitment to Community Involvement

This is the first of three letters sent on February 12, 1968 from Chancellor Albert Bowker in regards to his absence from a community meeting in Bedford Stuyvesant on February 10. In this letter to Walter Pinkston, executive director of Bedford Stuyvesant Youth in Action, the chancellor informs the chairman of Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth in Action that he has received a comprehensive report of the meeting from his staff and that he is committed to "the involvement of the entire community" in the creation of CUNY's new college.
Bowker's presence at the meeting had earlier been urgently requested by Pinkston who felt that the community for whom the college was intended was being purposefully excluded from the planning process. Despite Bowker's assurances, tensions between CUNY officials and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community would remain constant throughout Medgar Evers College's development.


Source | CUNY Archives
Creator | Bowker, Albert
Date Created | February 12, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Bowker, Albert , “Letter from CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker: Stating Commitment to Community Involvement ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 25, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/2551.

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