The 1960 and 1970s were a period of tumult and transition for NYC and the nation. The 1960s saw lots of protests around civil rights, school integration, against the Vietnam War and demands by LBGTQ and women for more rights. The 1970s saw the city (and nation) moving in a more conservative direction and the city going through a serious fiscal crisis that shattered the city’s urban liberalism and shifted the city towards being a city where the gap between the rich and poor grew. Read these articles (all very short!) and answer the questions and submit them on blackboard before class on Wed. This is also posted on blackboard course content.
Article on housing activist Frances Goldin (who died this week). https://thevillagesun.com/frances-goldin-legendary-housing-activist-literary-agent-dies-at-96?fbclid=IwAR0zscVOlp_LBnxnZQBahVWKDAHi-HFR_WYOtjX5mEA2sO0eMouvWs8O8Xc
How did Goldin and other activists fight with Robert Moses in the Lower East Side and what was their alternative plan that they advocated for?
Where did Goldin grow up? How did she become an activist?
Did Goldin help build a broad coalition to fight to defend affordable housing for the poor?
Article on CUNY Protests for Open Admissions https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/from-the-cuny-digital-history-archive-the-five-demands-and-the-university-of-harlem?rq=CUNY
What did you learn from the article about the history of CUNY? When was it founded? Was there always tuition?
Why did CUNY students at City College and other campuses protest in the late 1960s? What were their goals?
What was the Open Admissions Policy?
Article about the Stonewall Riot (which was protest in NYC in 1969 by LGBTQ people that is seen as key moment in develop of LGBTQ protest movement). https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/us/stonewall-riots-gay-pride.html
What happened at Stonewall? Why was it impprtant?
What role did the Gay Liberation Front play?
“The Origins of Anti-Busing Politics” https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/the-origins-of-antibusing-politics-new-york-city-protests-and-revision-of-the-civil-rights-act
The article describes a protest/march by white New Yorkers. Why were they marching? What city plan did they oppose?
Article mentions that this protest was in response to an earlier protest by civil rights activists in NYC. What was that earlier protest?
How did what these New Yorkers do and want fit into the broader national story of civil rights?
Interview with Kim Phillips-Fein (author of Fear City https://www.publicbooks.org/public-thinker-kim-phillips-fein-on-austerity-and-the-fall-of-new-york/
Interview begins with Phillips-Fein discussing how the fiscal crisis developed. In two or three sentences describe that.
Phillips-Fein argues that the fiscal crisis was an important turning point in the city’s and nation’s history. Why does she say that? What does she say that happens to the city’s strong urban liberal culture in the fiscal crisis?
How did the fiscal crisis impact CUNY? What impact did it have on the city’s economic structure in terms of income inequality and the development of what Phillips Fein calls the politics of austerity and neoliberalis
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-The purpose of a police inventory search of a vehicle is to account for all the contents of the vehicle. true or false
-A border search can be made without any articulable suspicion. true or false
-What are third degree tactics?
-Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures?
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