Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 435–454 | Cite as

We Joined Others Who Were Poor: the Young Lords, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the “Original” Rainbow Coalition

  • Martha M. ArguelloEmail author


This article examines the role that the modern Civil Rights and Black Power Movements played in shaping Puerto Rican organizing in the U.S., namely the evolution of the Young Lords of Chicago and the creation of the “Original” Rainbow Coalition.


Young Lords Organization “Original” Rainbow Coalition Puerto Rican Black Power Chicago and Urban Removal 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scripps CollegeClaremontUSA

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