The Puerto Rican Civil Rights Movement

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Tonight, and on the coming weeks in many public television stations, a new documentary will debut that looks back at the Puerto Rican civil rights movement led by the young Lords in the 1960 and 70s. The Young Lords were a militant Latino group that rose up in the barrios of Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and other major cities. Like the Black Panthers, the Lords galvanized a generation of activists to provide much needed services to communities long ignored by politicians.

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