- In this lesson, students use three artifacts from the Community College 7 collection of the CUNY Digital History Archive that relate to the Bedford-Stuyvesant-based community movement of the late 1960s for a public college for the Black and Puerto Rican youth of central Brooklyn, a movement which led to the establishment of Medgar Evers College. The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore and practice strategies that community activists and organizers use to engage others in social justice issues that they feel are important and demand action. As they do so, students learn how, during the racial justice and freedom struggles of the mid-1960s and early 1970s, New York City college students and youth took action to shape the City University of New York.This lesson plan was created by Juilet Young, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center, for the CUNY Digital History Archive in Spring 2022.
- Higher Education, Composition and Rhetoric, U.S. History, Sociology
- Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
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- Lesson Plan
- Roxanne Shirazi, Juliet Young
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- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
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