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The Evolution of the Young Lords Organization: From Street Gang to Revolutionaries

Lilia Fernandez

in Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Puerto Ricans moved into the Lincoln Park in the fifties and sixties, they were not well received by the existing residents. Many had experienced hostility and racial antagonism from some of ... More


The Blues And New Orleans Jazz

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter concludes that the blues, including the twelve-bar form of the blues was played in New Orleans by Bolden and his contemporaries. It also concludes that the principles of barbershop ... More


Santa Monica

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Santa Monica, a city and beach resort independent of Los Angeles on crescent-shaped Santa Monica Bay, lies 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles on the coastal plain that slopes gently southward from ... More


1908–1910 Kid

John McCusker

in Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036262
eISBN:
9781617036279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the history of Kid Ory’s musical career during the period from 1908 to 1910. It explains that Ory’s band was hired to play on advertising wagons and for dances at Lincoln ... More


Just Bunk?

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Bunk Johnson’s claim to have played with Buddy Bolden. Jazz scholars have questioned this particularly in relation to Johnson’s date of birth. Using genealogical information, ... More


The Young Lords Organization in Chicago: A Short History

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the formation and lifespan of the street-gang-turned-political-entity, the Young Lords. Founded as a turf gang in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in 1959, the group ... More


The North and East Sections

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Northeast Los Angeles occupies a corner of the original Pueblo of Los Angeles, and the southern part of Rancho San Rafael, oldest land grant in Alta (upper) California, dating from 1784. The ... More


The Power of Four Million Women: Growing the Council, 1967–1980

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960s, the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW) poverty programs in Mississippi, drew interest to the organization. The NCNW tried to use this enthusiasm to help build its membership ... More


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