Juan González Interview One, Tape 1, Side A
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.
May 24, 2005, Recording date
Migration, Work, Politics, Education, Neighborhoods
Individuals or Organizations MentionedMarco Antonio
, Ray Brown Jr.
, Ralph Metcalf Jr.
, Bob Stien
, Will Stein
, Iris Morales
, Mark Mason
, Columbia University
, Young Lords
, New York Daily News
, Democracy Now
, National Association Of Hispanic Journalists
, Fordham University
Related PlacesPuerto Rico
(is referenced), Manhattan
(is referenced), El Barrio
(is referenced), Morningside Heights
1950s, Date mentioned
1968, Date mentioned
Related ItemsJuan González Interview Two, Tape 1, Side BJuan González Interview Three, Tape 2, Side AJuan González Interview One, Tape 1, Side A
CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008. Juan González Interview One, Tape 1, Side A: COHP.JGon.2005.05.24.1a. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 06 Aug 2020.
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