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Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

The YPO was a Chica­go-based group of poor, white, and rev­o­lu­tion­ary south­ern trans­plants, who played a cru­cial role in found­ing the orig­i­nal 1969 Rain­bow Coali­tion, a ground­break­ing alliance ini­ti­at­ed by the Illi­nois chap­ter of the Black Pan­ther Par­ty. But on what grounds could the Patri­ots see them­selves as specif­i­cal­ly white rev­o­lu­tion­ary nation­al­ists?