by Michael Abramson and the Young Lords Party
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.