“Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio” is a public art project created by Miguel Luciano, exploring the activist history of the Young Lords in East Harlem, through the photography of Hiram Maristany (official photographer of the Young Lords and original member in New York). You can view this project until September 20. [This project is supported by the Surdna Foundation, A Blade of Grass, El Museo del Barrio, Art Bridge and local community partners.]
Description: Historic photographs of activist moments in East Harlem are installed at site-specific locations throughout the neighborhood. This location is on Madison Avenue between 111th Street and 112th Street, where the original office headquarters of the Young Lords was located. All of the photos featured here were taken on this very block, 50 years ago.
Walking tours and a reception in June, TBA. Project is up all summer, through September 30.
Image shown above: Denise Oliver, Minister of Economic Development in the original office of the Young Lords, c.1970. Other photos included in the project are: Juan González, Minister of Education of the Young Lords at the storefront office headquarters, 1969; The Takeover of the TB testing truck, 1970; Young Lords member with Pa’lante Newspaper, 1970; and Children in the Funeral March for Julio Roldán, 1970. All photos are by Hiram Maristany.