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March to Gracie Mansion

This a photograph of a student, faculty and staff march down Lexington avenue crossing 103 towards Gracie Mansion to raise awareness about Hostos Community College’s need for funding to complete renovations at 500 Grand Concourse. In addition to signs about the building, one, in Spanish, calls for a child care center as well.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. The college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed comprehensive repurposing and the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity of residents in the South Bronx.
Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Date Created | April 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | “March to Gracie Mansion,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 22, 2024,


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