Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords DVD

  • Subject: Puerto Ricans, The Civil Rights Movement, Latino Identity
  • Summary: In the midst of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and 70s, young Puerto Ricans in Chicago and New York City organized into a group called the Young Lords Organization to achieve economic and social justice.
  • Using archival footage, photographs and music, "Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords" documents their activities, philosophy, the eventual demise of the organization, and its legacy as an inspirational resource for students and activists today.
  • Interviews with former members of the Young Lords round out the film.
  • This documentary was produced to educate young people about Latino/a struggles of the past.
  • In the midst of the African American struggle for civil and human rights, the protests against the Vietnam War, and the movement for women's equality, the Young Lords Party rose as a vehicle of Puerto Rican and Latino communities to fight for economic and social justice.
  • The Young Lords Party shared many ideas and beliefs of the Black Panther Party.
  • Through interviews with former Young Lords, as well as archival footage
  • The documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, and the activities, philosophy, and legacy of the Young Lords.
  • Run Time: 48 minutes
  • Color
  • 1996

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