Lumumba-Zapata Proposal

Title

Lumumba-Zapata Proposal

Description

Student leaders like graduate student Angela Davis proposed a Lumumba-Zapata College — named after the assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba and Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata — devoted to the theory and practice of revolution, "communities of resistance," and socialist education.

Students — with support from faculty such as Herbert Marcuse and Carlos Blanco — wanted a "Third World college" devoted to the needs and class interests of "students from oppressed social groups," that is, working-class Black students, Chicano students, and white students" (Ferguson II, 2015).

Source

Ferguson II, Stephen C. (2015). Philosophy of African American Studies: Nothing Left to Blackness. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, p28.
Image: History, Celebrating Thurgood Marshall College's 40th Anniversary, UC San Diego. Retrieved from http://provost.ucsd.edu/marshall/40th/history/

Date

1969

Coverage

1960s - 1980s

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