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ERIC Number: EJ818964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-30
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Writing Their Own History
Nance, Molly
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n19 p12-15 Oct 2008
From November 6, 1968, to March 21, 1969, the Black Student Union and the Third World Liberation Front led a strike to demand San Francisco State College--now called San Francisco State University (SFSU)--admit and enroll more students of color, hire more minority faculty, and create a School of Ethnic Studies. The strike made an enormous impact on the higher education system in the United States and resulted in SFSU's becoming the first and only university to establish a School of Ethnic Studies, now called the College of Ethnic Studies. This month, SFSU is recognizing student and faculty struggles and successes during a 40th anniversary commemorative celebration of the student-led strike of 1968. This four-day conference and cultural festival includes a range of panel discussions, media workshops, art displays, and other activities. Current students, faculty and administrators, as well as those who participated in the strike, will be present. Ed Jr. M. Arimboanga, a senior at SFSU, says this time of celebration is "bittersweet." While there has been progress in underrepresented communities, minority struggles seem to have become more complex. Issues ranging from inequitable tracking in public schools to pipelining youth straight into prison are just a couple of examples of how the movement has become more complex rather than progressive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California