Interview with James Vlasto on 11/07/2016, Segment 15, Part 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Vlasto discusses Badillo’s role as one of the observers requested by the prisoners during the Attica Prison Riot in 1971. The small team of observers became the defacto negotiating team between the state and prisoners and were trying to bring about a peaceful end to the stand off and get the state to agree to the improved conditions and better treatment the prisoners demanded. Vlasto emphasizes that even though this intervention positively impacted Badillo’s political image he did not receive much press coverage because other well-known personalities were involved as well. While Badillo was involved with the negotiations, he and Vlasto were in communication, and Vlasto discusses how he had first hand information about what was going on that did not get covered in the press.


Date
November 7, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
James Vlasto
Interviewer
Leonela Medina Baez
Duration
5m 50.0s
Location of interview

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, New York, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JVla.2016.11.7.15.1
Related Keywords
Leaders, Police brutality, Politicians, Riots
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Herman Badillo, Nelson Rockefeller, Robert Douglas, Tom Wicker, Attica Correctional Facility
Related Places
Center for Puerto Rican Studies (interview location), Attica, NY (is referenced), New York City (is referenced)
Related Items
Interview with James Vlasto on 11/07/2016, Segment 15, Part 2
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with James Vlasto on 11/07/2016, Segment 15, Part 1: JVla.2016.11.7.15.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Sep 2019.
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