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Hostos Students and Faculty March

This April 28th, 1978 clipping from the Daily World shows an image of a student and faculty march to Gracie Mansion to raise awareness about Hostos Community College’s need for funding to complete renovations at 500 Grand Concourse. By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable and the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity of residents in the South Bronx.
Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Orris, Maxine
Date Created | April 28, 1978
Rights | Obtain From Daily World
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | Orris, Maxine, “Hostos Students and Faculty March,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 26, 2019,


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