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Cartoon on College Protest

This political cartoon, originally from the LA Times and reprinted by the New York Times, reflects on the student unrest on college campuses across the nation in 1969. Depicting the military in charge at and around the desk of the University President, the caption quotes the President saying "They're to prevent any military take-over of this office!"

At CUNY, City College, Brooklyn College and Queens College were all forced to  close for several days during the spring semester in the face of widespread student demonstrations. At Queens College, in particular, the issue of police presence on campus was a major concern for protestors and administration alike.

Source | Queens College Special Collections and Archives
Creator | Conrad
Date Created | September 28, 1969
Rights | Copyright New York Times
Item Type | Still Image (Cartoon)
Cite This document | Conrad, “Cartoon on College Protest,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019,

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