Professor and Lawyer Ramon Jimenez, Coordinator of the Coalition to Save Hostos Community College

Elba Cabrera Papers, 1924-2015

Coodinator of the Coalition to Save Hostos Community College during the 1975-76 New York City financial crisis. This 9-month, South Bronx-led community struggle began with traditional peaceful civic advocacy and then developed into a civil disobedience movement armed with aggresive militant tactics. The collective nucleus was compossed of students, professors, professionals, community groups, constituency groups, and individials supported by a citywide network. The campaign resulted in the longest takeover of an academic institution in the history of New York City, and emergency legislation that saved the first Spanish-English bilingual college in the history of the United States.


Date
1970s, Date accepted
Creator
Elba Cabrera
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
ElCa_b01_f_0011
Related Keywords
Activists, Law professionals, Higher education
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Ramon Jimenez, City University of New York. Hostos Community College
Citation
Elba Cabrera Papers, 1924-2015. Professor and Lawyer Ramon Jimenez, Coordinator of the Coalition to Save Hostos Community College: ElCa_b01_f_0011. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Sep 2019.
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