Palante: Voices and Photographs of the Young Lords, 1969-1971

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by Michael Abramson and the Young Lords Party

Haymarket Books

2011

SKU: 9781608461295

 

Palante, the first book by and about the Young Lords, captures the spirit and actions of the 1970s New York-based organization. Palante features political essays by members, oral histories of their lives leading into the party, and photos of their vibrant and militant members, actions, and events. 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. This new edition of the long out-of-print classic features a new Introduction by Young Lords Party member Iris Morales, and the original photos by Michael Abramson.