Posts tagged "Conservative Vice Lords"

Barber Shop Show: what role do gangs play in a community?

These days, we hear the word “gang” and make automatic associations – drugs, guns, violence and problems. But in the 1960s, a group of young men redefined, for a time, what it meant to be in a gang.  These young men from North Lawndale were part of a gang called the Conservative Vice Lords. They... Read more »

Barber Shop Show Preview: The Conservative Vice Lords and gangs of today (photos)

Photos from the exhibit titled "Report to the Public: An 
Untold History of the Conservative Vice Lords" are displayed at the
Art In These Times in Logan Square. The exhibit will run through Dec. 31.
The Barber Shop Show will take a trip down memory lane this Friday as we step back into North Lawndale’s past and examine the Conservative Vice Lords, a gang and community group that former members say helped redefine, for a time, what it meant to be a gang. From 1967 to 1969, the group was incorporated as a... Read more »