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Tiger Paper, November 1971

This inaugural issue of the Tiger Paper takes on the BMCC administration over mismangement of student fees and interference in student government. It also contains stories on BMCC's newly-inaugurated childcare center, a feature on the travails of BMCC secretaries, and commentary on the Attica prison rebellion of two months prior.

The Tiger Paper, which billed itself as "Manhattan Community College's only underground newspaper," was published between 1971 and 1974 by a group of radical faculty members at BMCC. The paper, whose name was a play on the quip of Mao Tse-tung that "U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger," addressed struggles both internal and external to the college while emphasizing the connections between them. 

Source | Friedheim, Bill
Creator | Tiger Paper Collective
Date Created | November 1971
Rights | Copyright Paper Tiger Collective Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Tiger Paper Collective, “Tiger Paper, November 1971,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 25, 2024,

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