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Memo from the Hostos Community College

Memo to Hostos Community College faculty and staff with an update on negotiations to save the bilingual college from closing, Albany, N.Y., May 24, 1976.;Later that same year the New York State Legislature passed a bill requiring the South Bronx to maintain a bilingual college, and by so doing, saved Hostos Community College.;The Save Hostos movement was a series of three mobilizations, beginning with the 1974 Hostos Needs Space drive to purchase the building at 500 Grand Concourse. Shortly after the building was purchased, the CUNY system experienced a fiscal crisis and a proposed restructuring that would have incorporated Hostos Community College into Bronx Community College, spurring the 1975 Action to Save Hostos. Again successful, organizers created the Hostos United/Hostos Unido in 1977, and together with the Community Coalition to Save Hostos, secured funding to renovate the 500 building.
Identifier: HOS_GeMe_B4_SSHFPSC_755
Date: May 24 1976
Language: English
Repository: Hostos Community College Archives
Source: Hostos Community College. Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College/CUNY. Gerald J. Meyer Collection, 1972-2006. Box 4.
Rights: This record is not part of the New York State Archives' collection and is presented on our project partner's behalf for educational use only. Please contact the home repository for information on copyright and reproductions.
Special Project: Ventana al Pasado/Window on the Past

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