Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 6
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Question asked: (This question is a follow up to Volume 4) Talk to me about being a social activist in the church. In this clip of the Luis Garden Acosta interview recorded on June 18, 2015 he discusses being involved in a supportive effort against Vietnam. He mentions that the Catholic church supported the war through a "just war theory". He adds that the Young Lords Party felt the Vietnam War was an abomination. He recalls that in 1968 Cardinal Spellman gave a plenary National conference in Chicago. He also discusses police actions against those rioting at the Democratic Party Convention. Garden Acosta reminisces about passing reference for famous black figures he is inspired by, naming Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. He concludes the clip by sharing that he was denounced for naming Malcolm X.
June 18, 2015, Recording date
CreatorLuis Garden Acosta
IntervieweeLuis Garden Acosta
InterviewerGisely Colon Lopez
1h 10m 59.0s
Location of interview
El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY
Latino justice, Political activism, Protests, Vietnam War
Individuals or Organizations MentionedCardinal Francis Spellman
, Martin Luther King, Jr.
, Malcolm X
, Catholic Church
(interview location), Chicago, IL
1968, Date mentioned
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 6: LGA.2015.06.18.6. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Oct 2019.
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