This is an excerpt from the Spring 1974 issue of the York College student-produced Spirit Magazine. Included in this selection is a call from Frank Tucker, the magazine's editor-in-chief, for greater student involvement and increased financial support from the school for the publishing of Spirit. Citing the "unfairness of the York College Association", Tucker states that Spirit receives a meager $72 per annum compared to the $21,000 allocated to the school's larger newspaper, Pandora's Box. Unlike the more general focus of the latter, Spirit typically appealed to the college's large black student population focusing on their unique concerns and needs.
Another article from this issue discusses a recent "series of dragnets in the Haitian community in Brooklyn." The author describes the Immigration and Naturalization Service's efforts as unwarranted with Haitian activists alleging that the government's targeting of them was an attempt to silence their protests over the recent suicide of Turenne Deville, a Haitian in Miami, who feared deportation after being denied asylum.
Source | York College Archives Creator | Spirit Magazine Date Created | 1974 Rights | Obtain From Spirit Magazine Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal) Cite This document | Spirit Magazine, “Spirit Magazine, Spring 1974,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5072.