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Sit-down in front of Hostos' 500 Building

Students, the PSC Chapter and community activists unite behind the fight for the second building for Hostos Community College. Signs read: "VETERANS: This is our real fight - Our Aim: 500" and, translated from Spanish, "PSC demands: Give us the 500! NOW!" The Veterans Club was a central component to the Hostos United/Hostos Unido movement and several members made important contributions to the leadership.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos had picked up momentum. The college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. The 500 Grand Concourse building needed comprehensive repurposing but the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing 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 | March 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archive
Item Type | Still Image
Cite This document | “Sit-down in front of Hostos' 500 Building,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6242.

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