Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This segment is about El Puente the organization. Luis Garden Acosta discusses why the organization was created and where it was located. Garden Acosta talks about bridging communities together and the church involvement during the first years of El Puente. He briefly discusses the death of 48 young people and teenage gangs in Los Sures. He mentions being the director of greenpoint hospital


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

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

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.1
Related Keywords
Activism, Education, Gangs, Human rights, Non-profit organizations, Teenagers
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
El Puente, Greenpoint Hospital, Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Williamsburg (is referenced), Los Sures (is referenced)
Related Dates
1982, Date mentioned
1979 – 1980, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 1: LGA.2015.05.15.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 30 Sep 2020.
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