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Student and Faculty Rally - Hostos United/Hostos Unido

This photograph depicts a large rally that was held across the street from the "500" building a week before the take over. The rally was so massive that it halted traffic for several hours on the Grand Concourse. The various signs on display indicate the range of groups in attendance to support the struggle to defend Hostos Community College. In addition, the prevalent use of Spanish illustrates the commitment to a bilingual education.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos 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. 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 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 | March 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | “Student and Faculty Rally - Hostos United/Hostos Unido,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 19, 2019,


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