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"Letter to Class of 1970"

Sample Pittman was an Associate Dean of Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) during the early 1970s. He became known to politicized students and faculty as a hostile opponent of the Third World Coalition, the radical group that had assumed control of the student government. In this letter to the incoming freshman class, published in Prometheus, the BMCC student newspaper, Pittman warned new students of "increased militancy and social awareness on the part of many students at Manhattan Community College."

Source | Friedheim, Bill
Creator | Pittman, Sample
Date Created | October 14, 1970
Rights | Copyright Prometheus Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Pittman, Sample, “"Letter to Class of 1970",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 22, 2019,

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