Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 20

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: Are there any plans to come together as “older more experiences Lords”? Garden Acosta tells us that every generation chooses its leaders, indicating that there are no plans for the former Young Lords to come together and reform themselves as an active organization. He states that he hopes the Young Lord Party legacy serves those to create their own movements like El Puente. He adds that El Puente if a different form of organization , grounded in the community with local and international efforts. He concludes by telling us that police brutality inspired the creation of the Rainbow Coalition.


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.2015.06.18.20
Related Keywords
Activism, Community-based organizations, Leaders, Police brutality
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Young Lords, El Puente, El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 20: LGA.2015.06.18.20. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 16 Oct 2019.
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