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March to Gracie Mansion

A young boy stretches his arms out as Hostos Community College students, professors and community organizers make their way to the Mayor's official residence to demand funding for the renovation of the 500 building.

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 comprehensive repurposing 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 Archive
Date Created | 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archive
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | “March to Gracie Mansion ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 25, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6142.

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