Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 22

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This clip of the Luis Garden Acosta Oral History project talks about the culture of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Garden Acosta starts the interview by telling us about the mural you see when you walk into the Academy. He says the mural has a quote by the founding principal of the Academy, Frances Lucerna. Lucerna tells every freshman on their first day: "You don't come to study history, you come to make history". He also shares that the youth at El Puente understand that they have to be activists and agents for social justice. 


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.22
Related Keywords
Community, Community education, Human rights, Identity, Latino rights
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Christopher Columbus
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 22: LGA.2015.05.15.22. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 15 Sep 2019.
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