Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 11

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: Can you describe what it was/is like to identify yourself as a Young Lord. Garden Acosta tells us that being a Young Lord was difficult because they were constantly under attack. He said the Cuba and Fidel Castro situation affecting the Young Lord Party and claims that the dominant culture labeled them as communists. He adds that they, and the Black Panthers faced Police brutality and that it was not the romantic glorification usually portrayed. He asserts that he has never met another group of courageous people, like those in the Young Lords Party, whom inspired him. Garden Acosta shares that he would take off his beret when he would go home, so he wasn't a target adding that it is difficult to describe the time. He concludes by stating that the community was supportive of the Young Lords Party members and that they would feed, clothe, and protect them.


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.2015.06.18.11
Related Keywords
Activism, Community, Latino justice, Police brutality, Violence
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Fidel Castro, Black Panther Party
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Cuba (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 11: LGA.2015.06.18.11. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Sep 2019.
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