Third World Liberation Front

Third World Liberation Front

Written on 09/19/2023

In 1969, The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), was a coalition formed with the Black Student Union, the Mexican American Student Committee, and the Native American Indian Association at UC Berkely.  The TWLF  lead a five-month strike on campus to demand a shift in admissions practices that mostly excluded nonwhite students and in the curriculum regarded as irrelevant to the lives of students of color.

They fought for the creation of a Third World College whose curriculum would be designed for and taught by people of color.

"The Third World Liberation Front existed in a struggle against and within a colonial institution anchored in a Eurocentrism that fully denied the humanity and existence of Third World people."

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