Produced by the Ad-Hoc Committee in late-April 1969, this flier calls for student support for the takeover of the Academic II building. In March, the same group organized the occupation of the Social Sciences Building in protest of the college's treatment of two student activists arrested and suspended in early March. That sit-in, which led to the arrest of more than thirty, failed to force consensus between protestors and administration as intended. As a result, students organized again to take over the campus' main administrative building, blocking access for all staff and prompting at least six faculty members to lock themselves in their offices without food or electricity. The takeover lasted from mid-day Monday April 28 until Friday May 2 when the police where called to campus at the request of college president Joseph McMurray.
Creator | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression Date Created | April 28, 1969 Rights | Obtain From Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout)) Cite This document | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression, “Then We go to Academic II,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5942.