Created by the Ad Hoc Committee (to End Political Suppression), an activist student group at Queens College, this flier calls for a rally at 1pm on April 1, 1969 where the group would issue its reply to Queens College President McMurray's statement from the prior night. At the time of the flier's publication, the Ad Hoc Committee was leading a protest on campus that included the takeover of the Social Sciences building. In fact, in the early morning of April 1, 38 were arrested after police were tasked with clearing out the building. Student protest would continue, however, through April into May.
The flier also reiterates several of the group's other positions, including a set of four demands that would shortly expand to six in response to the police action taken early that morning. The group's initial protests were held in response to the suspension of three students following a March 11th incident on campus with a General Electric recruiter and the administration's steadfast efforts to press charges against them.
Creator | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression Date Created | April 1, 1969 Rights | Obtain From Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.) Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout)) Cite This document | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression, “"6th Day Bust Rally",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 28, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6062.