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"Right to Breathe/Right to Know: Industrial Air Pollution in Greenpoint-Williamsburg"

This executive summary is an excerpt from a larger report on industrial air pollution in Greenpoint-Williamsburg produced by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) in 1992. In addition to a brief analysis of the [...]

#CancelRent And Eviction Blockades in Brooklyn: Black Queer Women and Femmes Fight for the Right to Housing

Written and submitted by Brooklyn College student Emily Batista over the summer of 2020, this autoethnography focused on the eviction defense of 1214 Dean Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Batista framed this research project as a "vessel to [...]

Tweet: CARAVAN PROTEST TO SAVE LIVES, SAVE JOBS AND SAVE CUNY IN BROOKLYN

This tweet from May 2020 described auto caravan protests against cuts at CUNY. It documented community-wide activism and solidarity in support of CUNY's long fight against austerity policies. This item is part of the City University of New York [...]

Oral History Interview with Anselma Rodriguez

In this oral history, Anselma Rodriguez discusses her experiences as a student at Brooklyn College from 1969-1973. She was a founding a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Dominicanos and active in Brooklyn College's Puerto Rican Studies Department. [...]

Caravan protest to save lives, save jobs and save CUNY in Brooklyn

Photographs and brief article from the artist and activist Erik McGregor that documented the Brooklyn caravan against cuts at CUNY. In addition to providing further documentation of these caravans across the city, McGregor's post provides important [...]

1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC). shows Orlando Pile (deated on [...]

Black and Puerto Rican Solidarity during 1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC), shows Askia Davis, member of [...]

Pledge Recited at 1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC), shows student organizers and [...]

Carlos E. Russell speaks during Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo was taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC). Professor Carlos E. Russell, [...]

Professor Carlos E. Russell with Brooklyn College Students

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, a member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC), depicts: (left to right) [...]

Flag Raising Ceremony during Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College, shows members of both P.R.A. and [...]

Students guard flag pole during 1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC), shows members of B.L.A.C., and [...]

Student Activists standing guard at the 1969 flag raising ceremony during Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College, shows members of P.R.A., B.L.A.C., [...]

Tony Nieves and other student activists guarding flagpole during 1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo was part of the collection of photos shot by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College [...]

Salute at flag raising ceremony during 1969 Malcom X Day and Memorial at Brooklyn College

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.) at Brooklyn College (BC), shows B.L.A.C. member Larry [...]

Black Power Salute at Brooklyn College during 1969 Malcolm X Day and Memorial

This photo, taken by pioneering student-activist Antonio "Tony" Nieves, member and liaison of the Brooklyn League of Afro-American Collegians (B.L.A.C.) and the Puerto Rican Alliance (P.R.A.), shows members of both P.R.A. and B.L.A.C. at the 1969 [...]

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