Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 25

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question Asked: What were the recruitment efforts for the Young Lords Party? In this clip with Garden Acosta he discusses being warned by the Black Panthers about recruitment efforts. He mentions being told that half the people involved were undercover agents. For this reason, according to Garden Acosta, the Young Lords Party Central Committee decided to be careful with who they brought into the organization. He adds that most people you see in images are not Young Lords, but rather, Rally Lords whom borrowed berets in order to support the Young Lords. He also explains that in order to become a full Young Lord, you has to go through several phases of training. He concludes his response to the question by sharing that he became part of the Health and Education ministry within the Young Lords Party. He tells us that he started a Boricua Health Organization with Emilio Carrillo and Josephina Vasquez while becoming a full Young Lord and eventually opening the Massachusetts chapter of the Party.


Date
June 18, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
1h 10m 59.0s
Location of interview

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

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.06.18.25
Related Keywords
Latino justice, Police surveillance, Political activism
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Emilio Carrillo, Josephina Vasquez, Boricua Health Organization
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Massachusetts (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 25: LGA.2015.06.18.25. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Oct 2019.
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