In his memoirs Gilberto Gerena Valentin 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. In your analysis be sure to describe the problem, discuss how the organizing done to confront the problem and the outcome. Be sure to discuss whether the use of violence or disrupbon was legitimate and compare it to other forms of political action discussed in the readings.
Gerena Valentin, Gilberto. 2013. Gilberto Gerena Valentin: My Life as a Community Organizer, Labor Activist and Progressive Politician. New York: Center for Puerto Rican Studies.