Palante Voices and Photographs of the Young Lords, 1969–1971

Young Lords Party (Author)

$24.95

Publisher: Haymarket
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 151
Released: July 1, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781608461295

In 1969, a group of young, primarily Puerto Rican activists founded the Young Lords Party in New York City, taking inspiration from the Black Panther Party. Organizing directly in Latino/a communities the Young Lords took up slum housing conditions, garbage clean ups, "serve the people programs," and health care. Dramatic takeovers of institutions—such as The People’s Church, where they ran a free breakfast program, and Lincoln hospital, where they held free testing for tuberculosis and lead poisoning—brought media and public attention to the socio-economic and political situation of people of color in the United States. They summarized their political beliefs and goals in a 13-point program, published and distributed a newspaper called PALANTE and produced a weekly radio show on WBAI also called PALANTE.
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