In the mid- and late-19th-century, this neighborhood in XXXXXXX was settled by Scandinavians, Germans, and Italians. Later settlers included Polish immigrants and Russian Jews. Puerto Ricans moved into the area in the 1940s and 1950s, displaced from XXXXXXX XXXX and XXXX XXXX. In 1966, a White police officer shot a Puerto Rican man after a parade, underscoring the profound oppression Puerto Rican immigrants to XXXXXXX faced. The incident sparked the XXXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXs, a three-day confrontation between community members and police. Soon after, neighborhood activist and social service organizations emerged, demanding economic development, political participation, access to social services, and education for residents. Many of these organizations still actively shape the community today.
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