Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 13

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Questions asked: The Young Lords did a lot of work in East Harlem, were you able to bridge the Young Lords Party movement to Brooklyn? In this clip Garden Acosta tells us that at the time of his involvement with the Young Lords they did not work beyond East Harlem and the South Bronx. He states that he and Josephina Vasquez, his wife at the time, operated the Young Lords Chapter out of Massachusetts. He concludes by telling us that they expanded the Young Lords when they founded the Young Lords Party and adds that the legacy of the Young Lords is one in space and actions of people and what they believe in.


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.2015.06.18.13
Related Keywords
Community, Latino justice, Leaders, Political activism
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Young Lords, Josephina Vasquez
Related Places
The Bronx (is referenced), Brooklyn (is referenced), Brooklyn (interview location), El Barrio (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 13: LGA.2015.06.18.13. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Oct 2019.
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