Interview with Luis Pastrana Silva on March 5, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Pastrana describes himself as a restless warrior who is empowering the Hispanic population everywhere he goes. 00:07:00 Pastrana describes his life growing up in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. 00:23:30 He discusses serving in the U.S. Army for twenty years and then becoming an attorney after he retired.  Both environments served his mission in fighting for equality among Puerto Ricans living in the United States.  00:31:00 Pastrana explains why he is a frequent speaker of Hispanic rights and their equitable place in the Central Florida community.  He expresses the need of Puerto Rico to re-invent itself and adjust to a new reality. 00:38:00 Pastrana believes that if all Puerto Ricans in Florida assumed the rights that the Jones Act gave them, which is the right to vote, Puerto Rican voters could establish a new trend in government policies, one with equal opportunities and rights.


Date
March 5, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Luis Pastrana Silva
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
47m 0.0s
Location of interview

Titusville, FL

Language
Spanish
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LPS.2018.03.05.FullInterview
Related Keywords
Education, Community, Citizenship, Community leaders, Politicians, Leaders, Commonwealth, Elections, Political activism, Military service
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Luis Muñoz Marin, Adelaida Silva, Jacinto Pastrana, Jorge Garcia, Pepin del Valle, Tony Suarez, Darren Soto, Victor M. Torres, Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado, United States. Army
Related Places
Titusville, FL (interview location), Peñuelas, PR (is referenced), Arecibo, PR (is referenced), Río Piedras (is referenced), Orlando, FL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1945 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Pastrana Silva on March 5, 2018: LPS.2018.03.05.FullInterview. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Sep 2019.
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