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Hostos United for 500

This photograph depicts students and faculty with a sign at a rally being held across the street from "500" building a week before the building was taken over. As evident from the picture the Professional Staff Congress chapter was a driving force behind the struggle. The involvement of the union was critical and provided the continuity in the movement. From left to right faculty members Peter Roman, John Randall, Synos Mangazva are featured.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, 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 to be useable but 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 for residents of the South Bronx.
Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Date Created | March 1978 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | “Hostos United for 500,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2022,


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