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The Young Lords: A Radical History

Johanna Fernández


Against the backdrop of America’s urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city’s racist policies and contempt for the poor. They occupied a hospital, took over a church, paralyzed traffic with uncollected garbage, tested children for lead poisoning, defended prisoners, fought the military police, and fed breakfast to poor children. Their dramatic flair, uncompromising vision for a new society, and skill in linking local problems to international crises riveted the media, alarmed New York’s political clas ... More

Keywords: Young Lords, Puerto Ricans, Black Panther Party, Socialism, Civil rights, Latinos, Sixties, Prisoners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653440
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanna Fernández, author
Baruch College of the City University of New York