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From:Journal of African American Studies (Vol. 23, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedThe Young Lords gang transformed in late 1968 into the Young Lords Organization (YLO)-a revolutionary political body modeled after and allied with the Black Panther Party (BPP). This article explores the role of the BPP...
From:Journal of African American Studies (Vol. 23, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedThis article examines Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez's 1975 aldermanic campaign and his work toward the successful election of the first African American mayor of Chicago. Several progressive politicians who cut their political...
From:Education Next (Vol. 3, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedA STEADY TRICKLE OF WELL-WISHERS APPROACH FORMER CHICAGO schools superintendent Paul Vallas during a quiet morning at Petro's, the Greek-run downtown coffee shop where Vallas is holding forth. Some congratulate him,...
From:Journal of African American Studies (Vol. 23, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedThe Original Rainbow Coalition is often revered as an "inter-racial" alliance that included the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots. Re-contextualizing the formation of the coalition in relation to population...
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