The Young Lords: From Activism to Journalism

Sep 12, 2015
10:27 AM

This week on Latino USA, John Kalish takes a look at the Young Lords, specifically how many of its members —Pablo Guzmán, Juan González, Denise Oliver-Vélez— went from being young revolutionary activist to veteran revolutionary journalists.

From Guzmán, who was the Young Lords’ minister of information and went on to become a WCBS News 2 reporter:

I understood that we were bombarded with propaganda of different types all the time and it wasn’t called that — it was advertising, or it was just stuff from the government that ‘We want you to know this.’ It was all propaganda, and I had to find a way to put out our propaganda.