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“Why the History of CUNY Matters” by Stephen Brier (short article about CUNY’s history focusing mainly on the student uprisings of the 1960s and 70s around desegregating CUNY and making it open admission). For much more on CUNY’s radical history, check out the CUNY Digital History Archive.

“The Brief Origins of May Day” by Eric Chase (a short history of May Day in the US largely focused on the Haymarket Massacre).

CUNY May Day lesson plan (a 20-30 minute lesson plan for talking to your students about the history of CUNY and sharing the actions being planned for May Day).