"SAVE HOSTOS" button

Object Number: 
2000.36
Date: 
ca. 1976-1978
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Circular yellow pin-back button with black lettering: "SAVE HOSTOS!/SAVE HOSTOS COMMITTEE."
Gallery Label: 
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, a junior college of the City University of New York, opened in 1968 at 475 Grand Concourse in the Bronx as the first branch of the university deliberately placed in an economically depressed area. This button refers to efforts to save the school's emphasis on bilingual education.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gerald Meyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group