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

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: Did you have any family or close friends that participated with you and the Young Lords Party? Garden Acosta claims that he had no family members within the Young Lords Party with him. He adds that Josephina Vasquez, his wife at the time, was a involved with the party also. He shares with us that the CIC, a group in Puerto Rico that acted like the Puerto Rican FBI focused on terrorists and independistas, would follow him when he would go to Puerto Rico to visit family. His mother eventually advised him not to visit Puerto Rico because it would unnerve the family. His states that his family was supportive of his efforts, and that the CIC would only promote a negative image if his actions. He struggle he faced when adopting a child, and the FBI not giving him clearance to adopt a child from abroad. He claims he was set up by the FBI and revealed that Nydia Velasquez needed to step in to assist him after his paperwork being delayed one year.


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.2015.06.18.18
Related Keywords
Activists, Families, Nationalism, Police surveillance
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Nydia Velázquez, United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, CIC
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Puerto Rico (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 18: LGA.2015.06.18.18. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Oct 2019.
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