¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE!
The Young Lords

by Iris Morales

In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women's movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino/a communities fought for economic, racial 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 Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as in the United States and for the independence of Puerto Rico.

 
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Broadcast on national public television as part of POV: The American Documentary Series and receipient of the Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Media Alliance.


!Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords documents the period from 1969 through the organization's demise in 1976. The Young Lords represented another cycle of militancy, write Andres Torres and Jose Velasquez in The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices From the Diaspora, a collection of personal narratives from activists of the period.

Through on-camera interviews with former members, archival footage, photographs and music, the documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords' political vision and actions, and the organization's legacy.

Video clip credits:
Photographs: Michael Abramson and Max Colon
Footage: Third World Newsreel, Uberto Sagramoso, Frank Algarin

Graphic Designer: Edgardo Miranda; Narrator: Patria Rodriguez

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