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Palante: Young Lords Party
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In 1969, a group of young Puerto Rican activists founded the Young Lords Party in New York City, taking inspiration from the Black Panthers. Palante, the first book by and about the radical organization, is brought back into print here with new introductory material. Capturing the spirit and actions of the sixties movements, Palante features political essays by members, oral histories of ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Haymarket Books
(first published 1971)
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Very thoughtful and inspiring, and just as relevant today. Now I'm interested in learning a little more about why exactly the YLP was so short lived, but it's clear that their work was very valuable then, and it continues in different forms today.
Interesting book and particularly relevant today. I was not aware of the work of the Young Lords. I was a child when most of their actions took place. Their work was never mentioned by my family; who seemed to never look back once they left NYC. I look forward to upcoming exhibitions in NYC about the Young Lords that are taking place this summer. The book is most notable, as the essays are in the personal words of its members. This book is a good window into late 1960's New York and the social u ...more
Mar 16, 2016 Gabby Rivera added it
a must-read for all latinx people. highlights the struggles of puerto ricans int he 1950s/60s/70s living in a Bronx that was burning and young puerto ricans banded together and organized with each other and the black panthers for change.