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"Save Hostos Marathon"

The Community Coalition to Save Hostos deployed a variety of strategies to build awareness and organize against the proposed closure of Hostos Community College. The Community Coalition was comprised of student and faculty groups and community organizations dedicated to keeping the school open. This flier promotes an April 1976 event, featuring speeches and entertainment.

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, staff, and community groups joined forces to keep Hostos open for the community.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Date Created | April 3, 1976
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | “"Save Hostos Marathon",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 23, 2024,


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