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The Young Lords


Sep 30 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Only

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

Johanna Fernández In Conversation with Ayanna Legros

Against the backdrop of America's urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city's racist policies and contempt for the poor. Their dramatic flair, uncompromising vision, and skillful ability to link local problems to international crises riveted the media, alarmed New York's political class, and challenged nationwide perceptions of civil rights and Black Power protest. The group called itself the Young Lords.

Join us on Zoom at noon EDT on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, for a Wednesdays @ the Center conversation about the history of the Young Lords with scholar Johanna Fernández. Moderated by Duke History Ph.D. student Ayanna Legros. Fernández is an assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York and editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Free and open to the public. Zoom registration required. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for International and Global Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the Regulator Bookshop. Purchase a copy of the book at

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