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Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York

Centro Publications

Published July 3rd 2013
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Gilberto Gerena Valentín is one of the key figures inthe development of New York’s Puerto Rican communitybetween the 1940s and the 1970s. GerenaValentín actively worked on the foundation and development of the main post-war Puerto RicanMoreGilberto Gerena Valentín is one of the key figures inthe development of New York’s Puerto Rican communitybetween the 1940s and the 1970s. GerenaValentín actively worked on the foundation and development of the main post-war Puerto Rican organizations, including the Congreso de los Pueblos,the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the NationalAssociation of Puerto Rican Civil Rights, the FiestaFolklórica Puertorriqueña, and the Puerto RicanCommunity Development Program. During this period,he was also the Director of the City Commissionon Human Rights and New York City Councilman.Gerena Valentín was a pioneer in creating coalitionswith the top civil African-American civil rights organizations, playing a key role in mobilizing PuertoRicans in the famous 1963 and 1968 marches inWashington, D.C., and in the 1964 New York CitySchool Boycott, the largest in the history of theUnited States.In his memoirs, Gilberto Gerena Valentín takes us tothe core of the ongoing union, political, social andcultural struggles set forth by Puerto Ricans betweenthe years following the Great Migration and the 1970s.