"Open Letter to the Hostos Community" / "Carta Publica a la Comunidad de Hostos" from Jose Martinez
In 1975, the New York City fiscal crisis led to efforts by city officials and the CUNY administration to close or merge multiple campuses in order to pay debts that were owed to major banks. 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, staff, and community groups joined forces to keep Hostos open.
Creator | Martinez, Jose; Dominican Students Association
Date Created | March 4, 1976
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Martinez, Jose; Dominican Students Association, “"Open Letter to the Hostos Community" / "Carta Publica a la Comunidad de Hostos" from Jose Martinez,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 12, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4432.