BMCC History Student Association

BMCC History Student Association Student Club of BMCC


Hey History Students! We are in motion to get the club back in action for the upcoming spring semester. In the past our club has taken trips to various museums around the city, and even took an overnight trip to Washington D.C. Right now, we need officers to fill the roles of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you are interested in taking on one of these roles, or participating in the club in another way, please get in touch with Professor Warren at [email protected].


Dutchman Peter Minuit according to tradition bought Manhattan island from the Algonquin Lenape Indians, Wappinger federation. The island was purchased with 24 dollars worth of items that would've been useful for the natives. In todays value, it'd be approximately 1000 dollars. The natives didn't understand the concept of land ownership.


Hello Everyone

The French Speaking World Club id having a film soiree. It's about the French Revolution and the life of Toussaint Louverture. The actor Jimmy Jean-Louis will be skyping a well. It'll be held on Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00 in Room N451. Refreshments will be served.


Hello Everyone. If you signed up for the Tenement Museum trip, we are meeting in front of the museum at the corner of Delancey and Orchard at 10:30 this morning. It is important that you be on time. Once the tour begins, they will not allow late comers to join.

New York Historical Society with the BMCC History Club.

New York Historical Society with the BMCC History Club.

Historical Society Exhibit World War II and New York City. A few CUNY colleges were mentioned Hunter College (Lehman). A...

Historical Society Exhibit World War II and New York City. A few CUNY colleges were mentioned Hunter College (Lehman). A lot if interesting facts.

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos


Hello everyone ! join us in room M1002 on Wednesday @ 2pm for club meeting ! Check out what we have in store for the semester


Besides just posting historical facts, on a random basis I'll be posting pictures of historical figures from around the world dead or alive. So please do participate in the game.

Anyone know who this guy is or what he did?

Anyone know who this guy is or what he did?


Everyone the history club meeting room is M1002 and welcome back to a new semester.


Hello All,
This is Professor Warren. If you or anyone you know is registering today, and you are interested in Women's History, please sign up for my Women's History Course, H225. If the class does not get more students enrolled by tonight, the class will be canceled.


Just because the semester is over doesn't the historical facts will end please stay tuned. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves this semester. Thanks so much everyone for participating. Also do come back next semester. Enjoy your holiday!


Today in history leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico sign the North American Free Trade Agreement in separate ceremonies.


Hello Everyone

We will not be having a club meeting this Wednesday. It's canceled however for all of those that came and participated in our club meetings and events. Thanks very much! We're grateful :D


The SGA will be having a trip out to Far Rockaway on Sunday December 9th 2012. The bus leaves at 10:30 AM and will depart from Far Rockaway at 3:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interested individuals please feel free to like BMCC Student Government Association and @BMCC Student Activities and look on their wall.



Come to the Vito film screening today! 2:00, N404.


On November 27, 1978, former city supervisor Dan White assassinated Harvey Milk. White's actions were motivated by jealousy and depression, rather than homophobia.

This history bit was provided by the American Experience on PBS


Today is the 90th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter. Carter entered the tomb, KV62, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, alongside his patron Lord Carnarvon in 1922. "It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing," wrote Carter, and it took eight months to empty the tomb.

Here is some African History:Angola is located in South Eastern Africa and became recognized as a Portuguese colony in 1...
Angola pours oil money into debt-ridden Portugal

Here is some African History:

Angola is located in South Eastern Africa and became recognized as a Portuguese colony in 1885 due to the Berlin Conference which regulated European colonization and trade of Africa.

Angola became a free country in 1975 before Portugal officially withdrew, there was civil war.

As of late Portugal, like other European countries are suffering from economic crises.

Also Portugal has asked Angola for money and Angola did give them money.

Tables turn as Luanda buys up Lisbon's assets and former colonial families return to Portugal's 'el Dorado'

VITO: A New Documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz

Hello Everyone!

BMCC History Student Association will be playing the HBO documentary on the life of Vito Russo titled "Vito" on December 5th in Room N404 from 2-4pm. Please don't miss the opportunity to see the life of this remarkable man. We're proud to present this film along with LGBT for Success Club at BMCC. Refreshments will be served and please spread the word.

In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write The Celluloid Closet, the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito...


On this date in 1928, Radclyffe Hall's classic lesbian novel, "The Well of Loneliness," was judged obscene by a British court--despite, as The Guardian puts it, getting no more racy than "she kissed her full on the lips like a lover."


Thanks to everyone who came to Wednesday's presentation on public history! Some notes and sources are in the comments below.


Hi All, the meeting is in Room M1002 in the Murray building.


Everything has a history ! Ever think about the history that exists with in the public ? Join us Wednesday 11/14/12 @ 2pm where our club member Brendan will be holding a discussion / presentation of American public history ! We will also be talking about our trip to Washigton, DC! Please please attend ! NEW ROOM NUMBER N404 !


Hello All,
Our screening of the Vito film has been rescheduled for December 5th. Mark your calendars!!


Hello everyone we will not be having a meeting tomorrow but the following week we will. Also the Vito film will be postponed for another date. We will keep all of you guys up to date. Thanks

Mascara is one of the oldest known cosmetic in the world. It was believed to have been used in 4,000 BC in Ancient Egypt...
Who Invented Mascara? : Eye Makeup Techniques :

Mascara is one of the oldest known cosmetic in the world. It was believed to have been used in 4,000 BC in Ancient Egypt which was made of all natural ingredients. Then the mascara was copied by many empires after such as the Greeks, Babylonians, Romans and then the Arabs. It began to be used again after the Renaissance Era in Europe. However the two people that modernized the mascara to what it is today are Eugene Rimmel who was a chemist in the UK (founder of Rimmel makeup) and Ted Williams in America (founder of Maybelline). For more information please check out this website:

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History Club Fans,

Thanks so much for coming yesterday and learning about the history of CUNY. We'd also love to thank Dr. Kim for the presentation. Next week Wednesday we will be discussing the NDAA and how America has passed similar kinds of laws throughout it's history during periods similar to this.

Thanks very much!


BMCC Students and Alumni this week Wednesday we will have a discussion on the History of CUNY. The guest speaker will be Dr. Rose Kim. Please come and learn the origins of CUNY. CUNY was once a free institution did you know that. How many of you didn't know that tidbit?


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