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Hostos Community College: Its Unique History and Place in the South Bronx Community since 1968

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • New York City Department of Records and Information Services

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NYC Department of Records & Information Services/Municipal Archives


A presentation by William A. Casari, Hostos Community College Library Archivist & Librarian

Hostos Community College was founded in 1968, a turbulent time for the South Bronx. In the fall of 1970 classes began in a renovated tire factory on the Grand Concourse. This presentation will highlight the history of Hostos Community College and analyze the impact it has had on the surrounding community. Eugenio Maria de Hostos, the college’s namesake, was a Puerto Rican educator, writer and fighter for social justice who traveled widely and visited New York City. Biographical information will bring his story to life and illustrate why his teachings are still relevant today as we celebrate the 175th anniversary of his birth and his lasting legacy in New York City.


NYC Department of Records and Information Services

31 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007


Tuesday, October 7th

4pm - 6pm


Please RSVP by Monday, September 29, 2014 to visitorcenter@records.nyc.gov or 212-788-8609. Please note that all visitors must pass through security upon entering the building.


(212) 788-8609

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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