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Ad Hoc Committee Statement of Demands

This flier, created by the Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression, lays out the group's purpose in choosing to occupy the Social Sciences (SS) Building on the Queens College campus. The group would occupy the building from March 27th, the date of the flier's creation, until April 2nd, the start of spring break, with only an hour-long disruption in between. That interruption occurred in the early morning hours of April 1st when 39 protestors were arrested and the building was temporarily cleared.

The activist student group's principal motivation, as expressed in the first two of their four demands, was in support of three suspended students from the college facing criminal charges for driving out a General Electric recruiter on March 11th. Additionally, they sought the rehiring of a dismissed English instructor and the abolishment of a recently issued CUNY-wide report governing faculty firings. Though the Queens College administration would reinstate the suspended students, the college's president, Joseph P. McMurray, adamantly refused to dropped charges. Consequently, student protests continued into May.

Source | Queens College Special Collections and Archives
Creator | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression
Date Created | March 27, 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 | Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression, “Ad Hoc Committee Statement of Demands,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 14, 2024,

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