Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 9

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Question asked: What were the goals and demands of the Young Lords Party? In this clip with Luis Garden Acosta he discusses the 13 point program of the Young Lords Party. He addresses the main concepts and states that the most important one was the self determination of Puerto Ricans, on the island and in the diaspora. He also tells us that people of color, oppressed peoples, and internationalist were part of the concepts as well. He also asserts that their vision of the world was one moving towards sharing the earth, and a socialist society. He also stated that the Young Lords Party wanted to deal with sexism and machismo. He declared that women are credited with having the men deal with the issue eventually moving the "down with machismo" point from the bottom to number 5. He also states that Iris Morales gave classes every week which made him realize how sexist he was. He asserts that because of his years in the seminary he did not date very often, and had his consciousness raised because of Iris Morales.


Date
June 18, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
1h 10m 59.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.06.18.9
Related Keywords
Community, Education, Latino justice, Leaders, Political activism, Women
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Iris Morales, Young Lords
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 9: LGA.2015.06.18.9. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 08 Aug 2020.
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