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Faculty Referendum Press Release

This press release summarizes the results of a faculty-wide referendum held on whether the Queens College administration should have granted amnesty to the 39 people arrested on April 1, 1969 for occupying the Social Sciences Building. With 800 of the college's 1,800 eligible faculty partaking in the referendum, faculty rejected 2:1 the dropping of charges against the protestors.

The April 1st arrests occurred in the early morning hours and marked the culmination of a five-day sit-in protesting the college's treatment of activists from a separate incident in March 1969.

Creator | Queens College, CUNY
Date Created | June 27, 1969
Rights | Obtain From Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Queens College, CUNY, “Faculty Referendum Press Release,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 24, 2019,

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