Please join Angel and Dr. E. as they hand over the mic to two time cancer survivor, civil rights activist, community leader, and urban housing pioneer and advocate Ramon Rueda.
We promise you will be mesmerized by Ramon’s testimony and historical journey from a small hill town in Puerto Rico, to the New York City barrio and the south Bronx. Through Ramon’s lens we relive the Kennedy-Johnson civil rights agenda, the marches and speeches of Martin Luther king, his battles with the FBI as a conscientious objector, champion of enrollment of minorities into the SUNY college system, and finally his most impactful legacy of helping to rebuild the south Bronx from a ground zero war zone to respectable low income housing for the oppressed, underserved and abandoned.
His story is so unbelievable that it was recounted on national television, and capped by a personal visit from President Carter and a visit to the White House. You can’t make this stuff up!
Episode: Breakfast with the President
Referenced on the show
Today’s Kick Off Story: A choice: Stay quiet? or Question the norm?
Ramon Rueda referenced at minute 0:44
CROC gratitude shout outs
Angel Santana – Have Faith Let It Begin
Rod Freeman – Small Biz Up
Charlotte Larsen – http://www.charlottelarsen.net/
Michael Benzaia – https://www.michaeljohnbenzaia.com/
Cover Photo by Mark Freeman