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Celebrating the Young Lords—Amid Revolution in Puerto Rico

DN! in the NewsJuly 29, 2019
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Juan González wrote in The Nation about celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of NYC’s Young Lords in the wake of unprecedented mass protests in the streets of San Juan that ousted the corrupt governor.

Back in 1969, a few dozen young Puerto Ricans, all children of post–World War II working-class migrants from the island, gathered in Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side, sporting purple berets and green field jackets, and we announced to the world that the Young Lords were here to start a revolution.

Read the piece in The Nation here: Celebrating the Young Lords—Amid Revolution in Puerto Rico

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