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We took the streets : Fighting for Latino rights with the Young Lords
Watch ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE!, The Young Lords
Film: Week 12
¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE!, The Young Lords by Iris Morales.
Morales, Iris, Ana C. Zentella, Patria Rodriguez, Faith P. Jones, and Carlos Valdez. ¡Palante, Siempre Palante!: The Young Lords. New York, NY: Third World Newsreel, [between 2000 and 2010?] ©1996.
Guest Speaker: Micky Melendez, Founding Member of the NYC Chapter, Young Lords Party for Self Defense.
¡Palante, Siempre Palante! -Trailer - Third World Newsreel
In the midst of the African American civil rights struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women's movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino communities fought for economic and social justice. From Chicago streets to the barrios of New York City and other urban centers, the Young Lords emerged to demand decent living conditions and raised a militant voice for the empowerment of the Puerto Rican people in the United States. ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! documents the history with on-camera interviews, archival footage, photographs and music. The documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords' activities and philosophy, the torturous end of the organization and its inspiring legacy.