Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 27
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Question Asked: If Puerto Rican students in college were interested in recreating a similar group with similar goals, what advice would you give them?
His message for students would be for them to be honest with themselves and the community. He adds that the students would need a base to support them while also having a connection with the community. He talks about the importance of raising the consciousness of the community and engaging in the every day lives of the people. He concluded by stating the Young Lords Organization failed themselves when they transformed into the Revolutionary Workers Organization.
June 18, 2015, Recording date
CreatorLuis Garden Acosta
IntervieweeLuis Garden Acosta
InterviewerGisely Colon Lopez
1h 10m 59.0s
Location of interview
El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY
Activism, Community, Leaders, Political activism
Individuals or Organizations MentionedLuis A. Olmedo
, Nydia Velázquez
, John Lindsay
, Hugenio Maldonado
, Frances Lucerna
, Young Christian Workers
(interview location), Massachusetts
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 27: LGA.2015.06.18.27. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 May 2021.
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