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The Fight for Equal Education

This exhibit explores Queens College student involvement in education activism in the 1960s. The Student Help Project tutored students in South Jamaica, Queens and Prince Edward County Virginia. The Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964 sent students down South to run Freedom Schools. Queens College students also participated in and promoted school boycotts in New York City to raise awareness of unofficial segregation by neighborhood. The SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program was initiated at Queens College in 1966, helping African-Americans gain access to higher education. 

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Thomas Cleary, Fall 2013