Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
Film, Video, Audio Collection
La Herencia del Tirano: Balaguer y el Poder
La Herencia del Tirano: Balaguer y el Poder. Directed by Rene Fortunato. Santo Domingo, 1998. Spanish. Color; 90 minutes. VHS and DVD.
This documentary shows the dramatic events that took place immediately after the assassination of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. It shows the "Unión Cívica" and "14 de Junio" demonstrations against the Trujillo followers, the efforts of Joaquín Balaguer and Ramfis Trujillo to continue in power, the seminal activities of the political party PRD, the elections of 1962, and the rise to power of Juan Bosch, among other events.
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