This flier calls for a rally on April 1st, 1969 against Queens College's decision to have city police clear a student demonstration on campus. Students from the college's Ad Hoc Committee and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter had led the occupation of the Social Sciences Building for six days until the early morning hours on April 1st when the building was emptied and 39 were arrested. (This is the number of arrestees that was reported by the New York Times.) Their protest concerned the college's dismissal of an instructor and the administration's treatment of student protestors from an earlier incident in March. The campus remained a hotbed of student unrest until graduation ceremonies in June.
Source | Queens College Special Collections and Archives Creator | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression Date Created | April 1, 1969 Rights | Copyright Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.) Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout)) Cite This document | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression, “42 QC Students Arrested on Campus,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5792.