The Young Lords are lesser known than the Black Panthers but they were just as revolutionary. The organization began in 1967 when Jose “Cha-Cha” Jimenez transformed his Chicago street gang into a political group modeled on the Black Panthers. The Young Lords were first a Puerto Rican turf gang in the 1960s in the Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Also known as the Young Lords Organization, the organization was dedicated to liberation, independence, and justice for Puerto Ricans both in the States and on the island and for all oppressed people. They were inspired by and worked parallel to organizations like the Black Panthers, the Brown Berets, and the American Indian Movement.VideoVideo: From El Pueblo Se Levanta by Newsreel.Video: Short history of movement.
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