Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 22

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: Who did you consider to be an influential Puerto Rican figure during the time of your involvement with the Young Lords?
Garden Acosta states that the following people were influential to him: Juan González, Yoruba, Felipe Luciano, Mickey Melendez; and Richie Pérez. Outside of the Young Lords Party organization Garden Acosta shares that he was inspired by Frank Espada, and claims that he was the greatest organizer that brought together African Americans and Latinos. He also notes that Evelina López Antonetty was influential to him and called him her son. Garden Acosta also says that Isolina Ferrér, Sister Thomas Marie and Monsignor John Powers, whom took a fatherly role in his life after his father passed away, were all influences for him as well.


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.2015.06.18.22
Related Keywords
Activists, Community, Leaders
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Juan González, Felipe Luciano, Mickey Meléndez, Richie Pérez, Evelina López Antonetty, Young Lords, Isolina Ferrér, Sister Thomas Marie, Monsignor John Powers, Frank Espada
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 22: LGA.2015.06.18.22. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 16 Oct 2019.
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