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Negro Chosen Head of SEEK Program at Queens College

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Negro Chosen Head of SEEK Program at Queens College

Description

Article publicizing the selection of a Negro professor as head of the SEEK program at Queens College.

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK)
Lee, Ralph Hewitt

Creator

New York Times

Source

SEEKCollection

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1969-09-04

Date Created

2014-06-25

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Extent

180 KB

Language

English

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Text

Temporal Coverage

Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Text

Negro Chosen Head of SEEK Program At Queens College
A Negro educator was appointed yesterday to serve as director of the SEEK program at Queens College, the remedial programs for students from poverty areas that was at the center of a bitter student protest last spring.
Joseph P. McMurray, the president of the college, announced that Dr. Ralph Hewitt Lee, a former chemistry professor, would head the program, whose acronym stands for Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge. Dr. Lee will also serve as assistant dean of the faculty.
Dr. Lee's predecessor, Joseph P. Mulholland, had been attacked by students in the program and by some black militants. Their call for his removal led to clashes between whites and negroes and the closing of the school by police.
Some of the Negroes charged Mr. Mulholland with being prejudiced, and the acrimony on the campus lasted even after Mr. Mulholland resigned last February.
An advisory panel was named by Albert H. Bowker, the chancellor of the City University, to study the protest against he program. The panel recommended that a Negro or Puerto Rican be named as the director.
Dr. Lee who is 31 years old, had been academic dean and assistant tot he president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was chairman of the chemistry department at Alabama.

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Newspaper clipping

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Citation

New York Times, “Negro Chosen Head of SEEK Program at Queens College,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/294.

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