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The Soul Of Spanish Harlem / El Barrio: Sounds from the Spanish Harlem Streets

“The mid-to-late 60s produced an explosion of Latin soul, emanating a few blocks east of Harlem’s Apollo Theater in East or Spanish Harlem. This compilation features the sweet harmony sounds of artists from the area – including Joe Bataan, Ralphi … Continue reading

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Young Lords Newspaper Collection

“In the 1950’s, a variety of ethnic groups resided in the Lincoln Park area and by the early 1960’s a substantial Puerto Rican community was established around the south-western borders of the neighborhood. At this time, Orlando Davila formed the … Continue reading

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¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York

“On July 26, 1969, a group of young Latinos stood in the band shell in Tompkins Square Park, in the East Village, and made an announcement. They were founding a New York branch of a revolution-minded political party called the … Continue reading

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The Missing History of the Columbia ’68 Protests By Mark Rudd

Mark Rudd, the president of the Columbia branch of Students for a Democratic Society, addressed students on May 3, 1968. “We entered Barnard and Columbia in the mid-1960s optimistic, eager to learn and proud of our new schools. By the … Continue reading

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Brown Berets

“The Brown Berets (Los Boinas Cafes) are a pro-Chicano organization that emerged during the Chicano Movement in the late 1960s founded by David Sanchez and remains active to the present day.[1] The group was seen as part of the Third … Continue reading

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Delano Grape Strike

“The Delano grape strike was a labor strike by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers against grape growers in California. The strike began on September 8, 1965, and lasted more than five years. Due largely to … Continue reading

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