Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 12

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: (This question is a follow up to Volume 11) You mentioned taking off your beret when you get home, how did your mom feel about you becoming a Young Lord? Garden Acosta tells us that he organized when he was a boy scout and brought people together. He asserts that this was something his mother ingrained in him. He adds that he was one of 2 full Young Lords from Brooklyn. He shared a story of his mom watching Channel 47, which he claims was a horrific station which was anti Young Lords and the existence of Fidel in Cuba, and there being a news segment portraying the young lords negatively. To Garden Acosta remembers the moment when he reveals to his mother that the segment was about the Young Lords Party, which he was a member of, which she responded in disbelief that the station had portrayed them negatively.


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.2015.06.18.12
Related Keywords
Community, Latino justice, Leaders, Political activism
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Young Lords
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 12: LGA.2015.06.18.12. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Oct 2019.
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