Juan González Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B

CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008

González talks about his family and why they migrated to New York from Puerto Rico. He discusses his childhood in a working class family in East Harlem, and his New York public school experience in the 1950s. González also speaks about moving to Brooklyn, living in East New York, and attending Columbia University on a full scholarship. He discusses his time at Columbia, involvement in community groups, and his relationships with members of political groups. He tells the story of a week-long student strike/protest in 1968. González also discusses how he came to be involved in the Young Lords in order to revitalize the East Harlem community.


Date
May 24, 2005, Recording date
Interviewee
Juan González
Interviewer
Lillian Jiménez
Duration
30m 45.0s
Language
Object Type
Sound
Identifier
COHP.JGon.2005.05.24.1b
Related Keywords
Protests, Education, Racism, Politics, Riots
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Mark Mason, Will Stein, Teddy Gold, David Gilbert, Leon Denmark, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mark Rudd, Mickey Meléndez, Richie Rivera, Dennis Oliver, Carlos Russel, Diego Pabon, Jose Martinez, Jose Jimenez, Carlos Rodita, Juan Ortiz, Fred Hampton, Columbia University, Young Lords, Students for a Democratic Society, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Institute for Defense Analysis, Student Afro-American Society, City University of New York. City College, Black Panther Party
Related Places
Puerto Rico (is referenced), Manhattan (is referenced), El Barrio (is referenced), Morningside Heights (is referenced), Chicago, IL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
1968, Date mentioned
Related Items
Juan González Interview One, Tape 1, Side A
Juan González Interview Three, Tape 2, Side A
Citation
CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008. Juan González Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B: COHP.JGon.2005.05.24.1b. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 May 2021.
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