Patrice Lumumba/Emiliano Zapata
Ad for the Ready Store in La Jolla with Mexican racial stereotype, 1960s
Malcolm X influenced may Black students. He visited San Diego in the fall of 1963 as part of his last west coast tour.
Angela Davis with reporter
Herbert Marcuse, philosophy professor and mentor to many student activists at UCSD.
Gracia Molina de Pick urged Blanco to recruit more Chicano/as
William J. McGill, UCSD Chancellor 1968-70
Literature professor Keith Lowe had been an activist at Stanford before coming to UCSD. A native of Jamaica, he had written widely on minorities and higher education and contributed to the formulation of the Lumumba/Zapata demands. When he left the U.S. on a vacation, he was denied re-entry by the U.S. government.
Dr. Keith Lowe
Angela Davis after she left UCSD and was hired to teach at UCLA. Governor Reagan worked to have her fired.
Chicano/a students and MAYA members Martha Salinas, Sal Castro, Juan Gomez, and Vince de Baca
Dr. King. His murder in April of 1968 helped mobilize some students at UCSD.
UCSD Indicator, vol. 3, No.1 (April 10, 1968). Prof accuses UCSD students of apathy. Professor Soulé (Ph.D. Stanford) taught at UCSD from 1967-79 before moving to UC Santa Cruz and founding the Wildlands Network.
Lumumba-Zapata Coalition members
In 1968, Eldridge speaks at UCSD, dropping more F bombs than anyone had ever heard in La Jolla (mostly F**K Reagan). That evening he retires to the home of Professor Walter Munk to have snacks and margaritas with faculty and students!
Ike and Tina Turner perform in Revelle Cafeteria, January 31, 1969.
Lumumba-Zapata Takeover of Registrar's Office, May 7, 1969
Many Chicano/s students at UCSD participated in United Farm Worker's actions such as picket lines at local Safeway markets.
UCSD student Fania Davis, sister of Angela Davis, was active with Black Panther Party in San Diego. On November 17, 1969, local police detained her near her apartment in Del Mar and shot and arrested her and her partner UCSD student Sam Jordan (In her autobiography, Angela places the apartment, which she says was hers, slightly to the north in Cardiff by the Sea).
Cesar Chavez and Corky Gonzales. A group of UCSD students attended the Chicano Youth Liberation Conference in Denver in March of 1969 hosted by Gonzales' Crusade for Justice.
Acting Chancellor Herb York (second from left) with Third College Board of Directors: Joe Watson, William Frazer, Tony Valenzuela, Carlos Blanco, Carlos Monge
Many UCSD students participated in the takeover of Chicano Park in April of 1970.
Alurista (Alberto Urista), major poet of the Chicano Movement and key figure in San Diego Chicano politics. Student at UC San Diego and San Diego State.
UCSD campus map, 1972. Muir and Revelle are the only two colleges. Notice Third College Res Halls at far right on Matthews campus (near current Pepper Canyon res halls).
New class sets precedent for establishment of Third World Studies program. February, 1970.
Opening Day of Third College, 1970. Professor Joe Watson at podium.
Professor Joseph W. Watson, first provost of Third College
Teatro Urban performs
Professor Carlos Blanco Aguinaga speaks at the opening of Third College, September 26, 1970.
Teatro Urbano performs "Soldado Razo" by Luis Valdez and el Teatro Campesino
Student Carlos Monge
The headline announces that Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton would visit campus in November of 1970, but Newton was not released from the Alameda County jail until December of 1971 and never visited UCSD.
Herb Schiller, founder of the Department of Communication
Carlos Blanco with lecturer in Philosophy Roger Barriteau, ca. 1972
Arturo Madrid, hired in 1971
Chancellor William McElroy 1971-1980
Students protest at Chancellor's office in 1972 to demand that UCSD's Third College incorporate the reforms proposed by the Lumumba-Zapata coalition.
Student Maria Blanco (right front), who went on to receive a law degree at UC Berkeley Boalt Hall ('84).
Chicano student Vince C. de Baca, later professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver; Maria Blanco on right.
Students at Chancellor's Office, 1972
Students protest Chancellor McElroy's actions regarding governance of Third College, 1972
Students protest Chancellor McElroy's actions regarding governance of Third College, 1972. Future UCSD sociology professor Ricardo Stanton Salazar seated on briefcase in lower right corner.
BSU press conference 1972
Original L/Z demands submitted March, 1969.
Carlos e Iris Blanco at their home on Rushville
Letter to the SD Tribune calling for an all Irish college.
Jim Loveland, "UCSD provost calls for university reform," San Diego Evening Tribune, May 7, 1971. Darkened paragraphs: Column 1: "Public institutions of higher learning should begin to restructure their curriculum to accomplish this purpose he said."; Column 2: "... to meet these needs because the schools have an obligation to provide service to all of society, he said."
San Diego Evening Tribune, May 10, 1972, on student demands to remove Provost Watson
Asian American Student Alliance, United Native Americans, and White Caucus call for removal of Provost Watson
"Chicano Statement on Provost Controversy," ca. 1972.
circa 1972. Reies Tijerina spoke in the Revelle cafeteria.
circa 1972 Corky Gonzales speaks in Revelle cafeteria.
The name of the third college was still a matter of debate six years after the demands. Article from the UCSD Black student newspaper UJIMA (February 1975)
By the end of the 1970s, the College had lost its revolutionary culture. It remained Third College until 1993 when it was renamed Thurgood Marshall College.
Mass rally to free Los Tres 1973. Corky Gonzales.
In the 1990s, a freshman sequence called Dimensions of Culture (DOC) was created by George Lipsitz and others. Designed to recapture the ideals of the college founders, the DOC curriculum wavered throughout the years that followed with notable positive changes made in 2008 after student protests.