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"Save Hostos Now!"

In March of 1975, the Community Coalition to Save Hostos took over the school in protest over the Board of Higher Education’s decision to close Hostos Community College. This flier announces the occupation of the school and articulates the demands of the students, faculty, and community groups.

In 1975, in response to the New York City fiscal crisis, Hostos Community College was slated to merge with Bronx Community College in order to dramatically cut spending. It was this threat that led to the second iteration of organizing to save Hostos. Determined to preserve Hostos for the South Bronx as a place for students to pursue a bilingual higher education, students, faculty, and community groups joined forces to keep the college open for the community.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Community Coalition to Save Hostos
Date Created | March 25, 1975 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Community Coalition to Save Hostos, “"Save Hostos Now!",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 24, 2024,


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