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Statement by QC SDS

Created by the Queens College chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), this flier from spring 1969 features the group's demand for the reinstatement of, and dropping of charges against, three students that had forced a General Electric recruiter off campus in March. Additionally, the flier provides support for the students' actions with regards to the recruiter and promise to oppose the presence of a Marine Corps recruiter in April.

The students' demands would form the basis for a multi-day sit-in in the school's Social Science Building during the last week of March. During that demonstration, 39 would be arrested on April 1 as police cleared out the building at the administration's behest. Unsurprisingly tensions remained incredibly high between students and administration for the remainder of the school year with increased unrest and multiple closings in April and May.

Source | Queens College Special Collections and Archives
Creator | Students for a Democratic Society - Queens College
Date Created | March 1969 - April 1969
Rights | Obtain From 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 | Students for a Democratic Society - Queens College, “Statement by QC SDS,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2024,

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