The Chicago Young Lords, founders of this Latino movement, were the sons and daughters of the first Puerto Rican immigrants.  They successfully built a national grassroots movement for self-determination within the Barrios of the United States.  It all began when Mayor Richard Daley decided to create an inner city suburb in Lincoln Park and, in the process, displaced the entire neighborhood of the first Puerto Ricans.


the Young Lords Origins

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  1. I was born in that neighborhood; came back as an adult, and learned the history – much of which is archived at DePaul University. The old YLP headquarters (an old church) is still standing on Armitage Avenue.

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