Carlos Flores video interview and biography

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Carlos Flores video interview and biography

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Carlos Flores is a cultural activist who lived at La Salle and Superior in the La Clark barrio, growing up on Armitage Avenue. He takes pride in relating that his family was “the last of the Puerto Ricans to leave Lincoln Park” and recalls life in Lincoln Park which included his share of minor street battles as a teen member of the Continentals Social Club. Mr. Flores also fought for Puerto Ricans as a full fledged member of the Young Lords. Mr. Flores served on the Chicago Mayor’s Advisory Council on Latino Affairs, under Harold Washington. This council was first set up in 1983 by the Young Lords and four other Latino representative organizations city-wide soon after Harold Washington was elected the first African American mayor in Chicago history.

Date

2012-03-29

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Flores_Carlos

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video/mp4
application/pdf

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Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Título

Carlos Flores vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Puertorriqueños--Relatos personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)--Política y gobierno--1951-
Artes, Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago
Renovación urbana--Illinois--Chicago
Relaciones raciales
Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago--Condiciones sociales

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Flores, Carlos, “Carlos Flores video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2020, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24539.
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