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

 

 

 

Children in the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles,

1966.

 

The graffiti on the store front

indicates black ownership and support of violence,

in the wake of the Watts riots

 

Photograph:

The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images

 

Life magazine photographer Bill Ray – in pictures

 

Bill Ray,

primarily known for his work for Life magazine,

has died aged 84.

Born in Nebraska in 1936,

he graduated from local newspapers

to a staff job on Life,

and photographed 46 covers for Newsweek.

 

He was famed for his images of celebrities,

and also covered the aftermath of the Watts riots

and the Hells Angels motorcycle club in their its days

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Mon 20 Jan 2020    13.19 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/
jan/20/life-magazine-photographer-bill-ray-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

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

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/jan/20/
life-magazine-photographer-bill-ray-in-pictures

 

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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