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Save Hostos : politics and community mobilization to save a College in the Bronx, 1973-1978
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En: CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS PUERTORRIQUEÑOS BULLETIN, 15 (1) Spring 2003: 73-97. fotos.
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Revista: Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenõs Bulletin, vol. 15, núm. 1; Spring 2003
Resumen: From the fall of 1973 to the spring 1978, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, a componet of the City University of New York that first offered classes in the fall of 1970, in the heart of what was then defined as the South Bronx, was the site of one of the most prolonged and successful mass movements of the 1970s in New York City. During that time, students, staff, faculty, and members of the community mobilized three successive mass campaigns to obtain facilities for the college and to prevent the Board of Higher Education from closing the college. These campaigns utilized a combination of tactics that effectively policized the campus and attracted widespread support from both the leadership and the ordinary residents of the Latino communities. The willingness of those within and outside the Hostos campus to commit themselves, and in some instances risk arrest to ensure the survival of the college, reflected the degree to which Hostos embodied, for large sectors of the Latino community, a concrete achievement in the fight against discrimination as well as the fight for bilingual education. The success of this, at times, conflictive movement in achieving goals also demonstrates the potential and effectiveness of movements that have secured a mass base.
Palabras Claves: South Bronx, Puerto Rican politics, social movement, student movement, New York City politics, radicalism
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