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From gang-bangers to urban revolutionaries: the Young Lords of Chicago

From gang-bangers to urban revolutionaries: the Young Lords of Chicago

An essay on Chicago's Young Lords Organization, a Puerto Rican radical group started by former gang members in the 1960s.

Originally appeared in Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (199cool, Vol. 96, No. 3 (Autumn, 2003)

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Juan Conatz
Aug 29 2012 03:34

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Juan Conatz
Aug 29 2012 22:06

I always thought the YLO was more interesting than the YLP. The latter was more university educated and (especially later) more doctrinaire Marxist-Leninist, while the former was more tied to the streets, poorer and not as M-L.

Rebelde
Mar 1 2013 19:47

Thanks for posting this informative article. I am also extremely interested in the Chicago Young Lords Organization, and I have found it frustrating that so little historical work has been published regarding their experiences.