Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 12
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Question asked: (This question is a follow up to Volume 11) You mentioned taking off your beret when you get home, how did your mom feel about you becoming a Young Lord? Garden Acosta tells us that he organized when he was a boy scout and brought people together. He asserts that this was something his mother ingrained in him. He adds that he was one of 2 full Young Lords from Brooklyn. He shared a story of his mom watching Channel 47, which he claims was a horrific station which was anti Young Lords and the existence of Fidel in Cuba, and there being a news segment portraying the young lords negatively. To Garden Acosta remembers the moment when he reveals to his mother that the segment was about the Young Lords Party, which he was a member of, which she responded in disbelief that the station had portrayed them negatively.
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
Community, Latino justice, Leaders, Political activism
Individuals or Organizations MentionedYoung Lords
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on Jun 18, 2015, Segment 12: LGA.2015.06.18.12. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 05 Aug 2020.
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