The First Rainbow Coalition (The First Rainbow Coalition)

Feature | UR | 56 min

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Film Info
Section:Revoluciones
Release Year:2019
Runtime:56 min
Rating:UR
Genre:Activism
Production Country:USA
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Ray Santisteban

Description

The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s. Comprised of activists from the Black Panthers, the Young Patriots (southern whites), and the Young Lords (a former Puerto Rican street gang), Chicago’s Rainbow Coalition (1969-1971) united poor blacks, whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America. What began as a drive to achieve a voice for poor communities quickly grew into a formidable political movement, attracting the support of other disenfranchised groups and the attention of a threatened FBI and Chicago political machine. Revoluciones Films Showcase.