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"Black Students Union and Black Organizations Demonstration Against Genocide and Racism"

The Black Students Union and other supportive organizations sponsored a demonstration at the United Nations in April of 1976 to oppose the City University of New York’s proposals to close and merge colleges that mainly served minority communities. In 1975, in response to the New York City fiscal crisis, the City University of New York had proposed massive cuts and closures across the campuses in order to dramatically cut spending. The most severe cuts and closures were targeted at campuses that primarily served minority communities. Attempts to close Medgar Evers College, John Jay College, and Hostos Community College sparked widespread activism and numerous demonstrations. This flier advertised one such demonstration.


Source | Hostos Community College Archive
Creator | Black Students Union and Black Organization
Date Created | April 9, 1976
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archive
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Black Students Union and Black Organization, “"Black Students Union and Black Organizations Demonstration Against Genocide and Racism",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 28, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4472.

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