Who were the Young Lords and Where did the the Young Lords come from?

The Young Lords were a Puerto Rican student activist group in New York City in the 1960s.

Through protests and demonstrations, they forced the city to pay attention to the educational needs of young Puerto Ricans. They forced a shutdown of the City University of New York in 1969.

They helped bring about the creation of Puerto Rican studies programs and student organizations at various colleges.

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