Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 22
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
This clip of the Luis Garden Acosta Oral History project talks about the culture of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Garden Acosta starts the interview by telling us about the mural you see when you walk into the Academy. He says the mural has a quote by the founding principal of the Academy, Frances Lucerna. Lucerna tells every freshman on their first day: "You don't come to study history, you come to make history". He also shares that the youth at El Puente understand that they have to be activists and agents for social justice.
May 15, 2015, Recording date
CreatorLuis Garden Acosta
IntervieweeLuis Garden Acosta
InterviewerGisely Colon Lopez
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview
El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY
Community, Community education, Human rights, Identity, Latino rights
Individuals or Organizations MentionedChristopher Columbus
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 22: LGA.2015.05.15.22. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 24 Feb 2021.
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library and Archives