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LAgirl asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Why was South Bay State College relocated from Palos Verdes in 1965 to Carson and renamed CSUDH?

California State University Dominguez Hills? Did it have something to do with the Watts riots of 1965? Wikipedia does not say. I think the school's website mentioned it. Please help and thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In May of 1965, California State College at Palos Verdes was slated to move from Palos Verdes to one of four proposed sites: Friendship Park, Fort MacArthur, Torrance or Dominguez Hills.

    By October of 1965, in the wake of the Watts urban unrest, California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown and staff indicated a strong preference for the Dominguez Hills site because it had the best accessibility to an ethnically diverse student population (i.e., racial minorities) who want a college education and because the price of the land was comparatively low. Thus, the Trustees approved the 346 acre Dominguez Hills site.

    On March 3, 1966, the Trustees changed the name of institution from California State College at Palos Verdes (CSCPV) to California State College, Dominguez Hills (CSCDH). In the mid-1970s, the college was renamed California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    For verification and additional information, please see:

    http://www.csudh.edu/abouttheuniversity/history/

    http://www.insidesocal.com/history/2010/03/early-d...

    http://www.csudh.edu/inauguration/about/history.sh...

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The planets have historical names that are everyday universally around our planet. What income could renaming the planets have? Is there something incorrect with the present names?

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