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Letter from CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker to all Board Members: Funding for the Coalition's Representatives

In this letter sent to all Board of Higher Education members, CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker announces that funds for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Coalition's representatives on the Presidential Search Committee had been obtained from the Ford Foundation. Funding for the neighborhood's representatives had been the source of much contention in the preceding months with community leader Al Vann threatening "action" in a June 18th telegram should the university not supply its promised funding and space.

The community's presence on the committee was an achievement in itself and followed months of efforts from neighborhood organizations and individuals. Over the course of Medgar Evers College's creation, CUNY officials and Bedford-Stuyvesant community members often clashed, and this particular dispute is just one example of the several that arose from the community's efforts to exert influence over their college's development.


Source | CUNY Archives
Creator | Bowker, Albert
Date Created | August 8, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Bowker, Albert, “Letter from CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker to all Board Members: Funding for the Coalition's Representatives,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/2752.

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