In his memoirs Gilberto Gerena Valentín describes the confrontational politics that were used in the 1950-1970s, as Puerto Ricans demanded their legal equality. Discuss in 1000-words 3 episodes
from his book where violence or confrontation were used. describe the problem, discuss how the organizing done to confront the problem and the outcome.
discuss whether the use of violence or disruption was legitimate and compare it to other forms of political action discussed in the readings.
Gerena Valentín, Gilberto. 2013. Gilberto Gerena Valentín: My Life as a Community Organizer, Labor Activist and Progressive Politician. New York: Center for Puerto Rican Studies.