Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 14

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Questions asked: How does having a Puerto Rican mother, and a Dominican father impact your identity as a Young Lord? Garden Acosta starts by stating that he feels lucky to have a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. He reminisces that he use to spend his summers in Puerto Rico throughout his childhood. He states that he loved his fathers Dominican friends and associated both parts of his ancestry as wonderful people. He describes both cultures having minor differences and revealed that while growing up he realized Puerto Ricans and Dominicans had different attitudes. He concludes the clip by sharing that both Puerto Ricans and Dominicans needed to come together as Hostos wanted, with Caribbean unity. He calls it a reactionary movement and declares that Dominicans sometimes fail to give credit to Puerto Rican pioneers although they come from the same DNA, geography and practically the same culture.


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.2015.06.18.14
Related Keywords
Discrimination, Identity, Latino affairs, Multi-cultural education
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 14: LGA.2015.06.18.14. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 06 Jun 2020.
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