On July 26 the human rights group the Young Lords got a street named after them in El Barrio, or East Harlem. The Puerto Rican group fought for economic rights and social justice in the 1960’s and 70’s for Puerto Ricans and other people of color. Attendees of the street naming share the importance of the group in New York history. They also remember the actions the Young Lords took to create change, which includes taking over a church in the neighborhood to run a free breakfast program. In this audio postcard at the unveiling Young Lords Way, New Yorkers reflect on what the organization means to them.
Photo courtesy of Roxanne Scott.