Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 17

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: What role did education have within the Young Lords Party movement? How were issues of education addressed? Garden Acosta considers the education he received from the Young Lords Party a gift and refers to it as political education. He elaborates that the need to study and understand their own history was part of the curriculum of the Young Lords Party. He states that he received a full education as a Young Lord member which included him understanding who he was, their identity, socialism, and US Imperialism. He states that the Young Lords Party was part of the founding of Hostos Community College and that they were supporters of the Puerto Rican Student Union and their take over of City College. Garden Acosta remembers a Puerto Rican flag flying at City College when, as part of the Young Lords Party he gave a class there.


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.2015.06.18.17
Related Keywords
Education, Latino affairs, Nationalism, Political activism, Puerto Rican Studies
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
City University of New York. City College, Puerto Rican Student Union
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 17: LGA.2015.06.18.17. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Sep 2019.
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