About Medgar Evers College

January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p249
The article presents information on Medgar Evers College. The college was founded in 1969 as a result of the collaborative efforts of community leaders, elected officials, the Chancellor, and the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers, the College was established with a mandate to meet the educational and Social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. The alumni of Medgar Evers College return to the community as doctors, dentists, lawyers, politicians, teachers, accountants, businessmen, nurses, artists, social workers and civic teachers.


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