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.


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.2015.06.18.6
Related Keywords
Latino justice, Political activism, Protests, Vietnam War
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Cardinal Francis Spellman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Catholic Church
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Chicago, IL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1968, Date mentioned
Citation
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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Repository
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