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Hostos Students Occupy Building

This April 12th, 1978 clipping from the Guardian describes the takeover of the 500 Grand Concourse building by Hostos Community College students and faculty to raise awareness about the college’s need for funding to complete renovations. The author, Fred Pincus, describes the community of Hostos as an effective advocate for the college and as vigilant activists that have repeatedly fought back attacks on their school.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable but the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity for residents of the South Bronx.
Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Pincus, Fred
Date Created | April 12, 1978
Rights | Obtain From Guardian
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Pincus, Fred, “Hostos Students Occupy Building,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 4, 2023,


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