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Gerald Meyer and Activists at City Hall

Gerald Meyer with students at City Hall to save Hostos Community College. Some of the student in leadership were on a hunger strike to dramatize the issues plaguing Hostos Community College and their need for better facilities.

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 but 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 for residents of the South Bronx.

Source | Hostos community College Archives
Date Created | May 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos community College Archives
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | “Gerald Meyer and Activists at City Hall,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5732.

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