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Los Angeles Race Riot of 1965

  • By: Jennifer Lasswell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In 1965, the city of Los Angeles endured one of the worst riots in its history. Although the riot was prompted by a single incident, the predominantly Black area known as Watts was characterized by a widespread perception and feelings of ...

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