Alfredo Matias video interview and biography

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Alfredo Matias video interview and biography

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Alfredo Matias is the son of Doña Carmen García and a Young Lord going back to the mid-1960s. Mr. Matias joined the Young Lords during the Month of Soul Dances at St. Michael’s Church Gymnasium in Lincoln Park. Mr. Matias lived in Lincoln Park and also in Wicker Park for many years. He was forced from the military because he refused to accept an order that would have sent him to Cuba to fight alongside other Puerto Ricans in the Bay of Pigs invasion, against the sovereignty of Cuba. Mr. Matias grew up in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico. Today Mr. Matias is home in Puerto Rico, content to be by his mother’s side, and still writing his poetry.

Coverage

2012-04-02

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Matias_Alfredo

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-05-10

Título

Alfredo Matias vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Puertorriqueños--Relatos personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Veteranos--Relatos personales
Artes, Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago
Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago--Vida social y costumbres
Religión
Iglesia Católica
Racismo--Estados Unidos
Relaciones raciales

Citation

Matias, Alfredo, “Alfredo Matias video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24587.
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