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Los Angeles > Watts riots    August 11-16, 1965 / 15 March 1966

 

 

 

Police officers search youths in LA's Watts district.

Bettmann/Corbis

 

Trouble in Watts, LA - a picture from the past

On 15th March 1966, police search a group of black youths

during disturbances in the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

 

This flare up came 8 months after the deadly 1965 riots

 

Josy Forsdike         theguardian.com        Saturday 15 March 2014        11.27 GMT
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/mar/15/watts-race-riot-photograph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Governor Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty exit riot conference

Shown following riot conference. Governor Brown and Mayor Yorty

 

Creator/Contributor:

Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher

Gaunt, Jack, Photographer

Date: March 15, 1966

 

Contributing Institution:

Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library,

A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library,

405 Hilgard Ave, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575;
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb6b69p15c/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watts riots August 11-16, 1965 / 15 March 1966

 

On 15th March 1966,

police search a group of black youths

during disturbances in the Watts neighbourhood

of Los Angeles.

 

This flare up came 8 months

after the deadly 1965 riots

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/mar/15/watts-race-riot-photography

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/mar/15/
watts-race-riot-photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watts riots        the largest urban riot of the civil rights era        August 11-16, 1965

 

 

 

Armed National Guardsmen moved toward smoke on the horizon

during the street fires of the Watts riots in Los Angeles in August 1965.

 

Hulton Archive, via Getty Images

 

Watts, 50 Years On, Stands in Contrast to Today’s Conflicts

By JENNIFER MEDINA        NYT        AUG. 10, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/50-years-after-watts-riots-a-recovery-is-in-progress.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The southwestern district of Los Angeles - Watts -

erupts in fire, looting and violent protests

as thousands of black people take to the streets

to demonstrate against social injustices.

 

The riots leave 34 dead

and more than 1,000 injured

 

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/15/
fyi/main2359504.shtml

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/08/14/
432084376/walter-mosley-watts-riots-paved-the-way-for-a-lot-of-change

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/13/
432036076/author-walter-mosley-remembers-the-watts-riots

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/
opinion/50-years-later-we-still-havent-learned-from-watts.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/
50-years-after-watts-riots-a-recovery-is-in-progress.html

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/08/
430753725/50-years-after-race-riots-watts-still-shows-signs-of-scars-and-healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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