Oral History Interview with Anselma Rodriguez
Although Rodriguez claims to have only been peripherally involved, she draws connections between the Open Admissions movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-Vietnam war movement, the Black Panthers and the Young Lords. She stressed intersectionality, insisting that equity in education is connected to housing rights, health care and employment opportunities. Furthermore, Rodriguez also seeks to make a distinction between race and economics, claiming that the faculty and staff who were against Open Admissions but for the imposition of tuition were discriminating against poor people regardless of race.
Rodriguez’s shares insights given her later role as a Financial Aid Counselor and the real life problems encountered by first and second-generation students.
Creator | Medina, Douglas
Date Created | May 6, 2014
Interviewer | Medina, Douglas
Interviewee | Rodriguez, Anselma
Rights | Obtain From Medina, Douglas
Item Type | Oral History (Digital)
Cite This document | Medina, Douglas, “Oral History Interview with Anselma Rodriguez,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 4, 2023, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6832.