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Telegram from Walter Pinkston to CUNY Chancellor Bowker

Writing on behalf of the Bedford Stuyvesant Coalition on Education Needs and Services, Walter Pinkston demands that Chancellor Albert Bowker halt all planning of the new college until the Board of Higher Education and CUNY have conferred with the Coalition, which Pinkston writes, now represents the community "affected by [the] proposed institution." The Coalition, which comprised a collective of neighborhood organizations, would serve as the community's voice throughout the sometimes contentious negotiations with CUNY during the development of Medgar Evers College.

Source | CLAGS Archive
Creator | Pinkston, Walter
Date Created | February 19, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CLAGS Archive
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Pinkston, Walter , “Telegram from Walter Pinkston to CUNY Chancellor Bowker,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 18, 2022,

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