Young Lords Party: Health, Food, Housing, Education
New York: Young Lords Party, [ca. 1970]. Item #5317
Offset. 17 33/4 x 28 in. Framed, 19 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. Near fine.
One of the most striking graphics of the era, this scarce Young Lords Party poster clearly lays out the party’s central demands and the steps they were prepared to take. Grounded in mutual aid and resistance to oppression, the Young Lords transformed from a Chicago street gang to a revolutionary militant organization most active in the late 1960s and early ‘70s in the Bronx, Spanish Harlem, and the Lower East Side. This poster reflects the Young Lords strategic emphasis on direct action to improve access to healthcare for their people. This included their occupation of the decrepit Lincoln Hospital -- the only hospital in the South Bronx-- offering free and safe medical care to the people, as well as their tuberculosis and lead paint-related initiatives.