One Way. The leaders of the Midget Vice Lords, the youngest contingent of the gang, pose for a photo in the heart of Lawndale. The photographer was a West Side youth worker who had established a close relationship with these youths.


White Gang. Members of a white youth gang stand watch on a street corner. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, white street gangs patrolled West Side communities, committing acts of violence and intimidation against African Americans seeking housing or just walking through their neighborhoods. Such actions served to reinforce bonds of racial solidarity and the will to mobilize collectively against racial injustices among the black youths who were the victims of such attacks


Junior Vice Lords playing basketball outside a Lawndale area school.Image

Info, and pics, taken from this online essay