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"Brooklyn College Defends Actions"

In May 1968, 42 demonstrators were arrested following a 16-hour sit-in at the Brooklyn College registrar's office. Their goal was to secure the admission of greater numbers of black and Puerto Rican students to the mostly-white college. In this New York Times article from the following week, school officials defended their efforts to diversify the student body, the faculty, and the curriculum.

Source | New York Times
Creator | Kihiss, Peter
Date Created | May 23, 1968
Rights | Copyright New York Times
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Kihiss, Peter, “"Brooklyn College Defends Actions",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 26, 2024,

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