The Young Lords was a Puerto Rican group of radicals, virtually took over parts of New York City in the 1960s and early 1970s fighting for self-determination for Latinos and against racial discrimination and inequality.

What started as a turf gang on the streets of Chicago in the fall of 1960 ultimately grew into a Puerto Rican nationalist party that expanded to New York City — as its members opened offices in the Bronx, East Harlem and the Lower East Side. “They grew up during a period of struggle and they had a profound sense of responsibility to the community.”

They of course were at odds with the JDL, led by Meir Kahane. They saw the Young
Lords, like the Black Panthers as craven thugs, through and through.