Interview with Marcos Dimas on August 8, 2013, Segment 4

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Dimas reflects on all the demonstrations that were going on in the 1960s and '70s in front of the famous Fraunces Tavern and the bombing attempts on it. Everybody in Dimas' circle was being investigated by the FBI, with Willie Cuba ultimately being incarcerated for the bombing in 1975, along with Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña. The Fraunces Tavern was George Washington's stomping grounds, and during Puerto Rico's fight for independence, the tavern became a target for activism. He also discusses how he tries to educate the community through the cultural arts.


Date
August 8, 2013, Recording date
Interviewee
Marcos Dimas
Interviewer
Shakti Castro
Duration
15m 46.0s
Location of interview

East Harlem, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
MDim.2013.08.08.4
Related Keywords
Community education, Civil rights, Protests, Activists, Activism, Art, Artists
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Sammy Linkle, George Washington, Willie Cuba, Juan Sanchez, Ernesto Arturo, Alexandra Cruz, Martha Vega, Jack Abuelos, Henry Gonzalez, Hernán Santa Cruz, United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Urban Planning Studios, Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, City University of New York. Hostos Community College, Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, Art Workers Coalition, Fraunces Tavern, Museum of Latin American Art, Carmine Galleries
Related Places
El Barrio (interview location), Puerto Rico (is referenced)
Related Dates
1970s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Marcos Dimas on August 8, 2013, Segment 4: MDim.2013.08.08.4. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Sep 2019.
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Repository
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