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Young Lords Organization

Ricardo Levins Morales


The Young Lords Organization was born in 1968 when a Puerto Rican Chicago street gang turned to political action and community service. Influenced by the Black Panther Party, they confronted developers, police, and city hall. They established pre-school breakfast programs, community health services, and defended housing rights. Along with the Panthers and the Appalachian Young Patriots they formed the "Rainbow Coalition" to fight for the common interests of their communities. They inspired the formation of similar groups in other cities.

Printed at the worker-owned Stumptown Printers, Portland, OR.

This is #111 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Ricardo Levins Morales is a Puerto Rican people’s artist in Minneapolis. He has long been active in movements for labor, environmental, and racial justice.