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Brooklyn College President's April 18, 1969, Response to Puerto Rican and African-American Students' 18 Demands

The Office of the President at Brooklyn College (BC) responded on April 18, 1969, to the 18 Demands presented by Puerto Rican and African-American students earlier that month. In response to the first demands, the office alluded to CUNY's proposed 1975 implementation date for Open Admissions, revealing the intensifying student-led movement for immediate implementation of Open Admissions that spread throughout the CUNY system, including the BC campus. The president's responses also detailed how the student-led movement had pushed the transformation of the college because of their demand to establish institutes for Puerto Rican and Afro-American Studies.

This item is part of the Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College (PRSBC) Collection, which covers the largely Puerto Rican-led student movement at Brooklyn College (CUNY) during the late 1960s and early 1970s that fought for the creation of the Puerto Rican Studies Department at the college. The collection includes oral history interviews with pioneering student activists, photographs of participants and their struggles, and other archival materials on the fight to create the Puerto Rican Studies Department drawn from the Archives and Special Collections library at Brooklyn College.

Source | Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections
Creator | The Office of the President at Brooklyn College
Date Created | April 18, 1969
Rights | Public Domain.
Item Type | Text (Memorandum/Press Release / Statement)
Cite This document | The Office of the President at Brooklyn College, “Brooklyn College President's April 18, 1969, Response to Puerto Rican and African-American Students' 18 Demands,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed March 1, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/13912.

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