Cha Cha Jimenez is a legendary figure in the Puerto Rican and Latino political history of America. In this first episode, he takes us on a journey growing up in 1950s/1960s Chicago and the creation of the Young Lords as a gang. It only gets better from there as Cha Cha documents the journey where they make the transition into a civil and human rights organization.
We also talk about collaborations with Fred Hampton and the original Rainbow Coalition, dealing with government surveillance, and lessons for young activists today.
Without further ado, please enjoy episode 1 of the La Verdad Podcast with Jose "Cha-Cha" Jimenez!
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