Social Mvmts: The Watts Rebellion

This board surveys the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles, which spanned six days (8/11 - 8/17) in 1965 and foreshadowed a new chapter of racial unrest that would…
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a green sign with white writing on it that says, let my people go to the side citizen's defense committee to aid all victims of the wattts of the watts
"South Side Citizens Defense Committee To Aid all victims of the Watts Rebellion For help contact 10203 1/2 Compton Blvd. (Watts) Let My People Go!" c. 1965.
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Dr. Martin Luther King during talk at Westminster Neighborhood Assn. meeting regarding the Watts Rebellion, August 18, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
two men working in a barber shop that has been torn down and burned out with signs on the walls
A. Z. Smith, left, begins the task of getting Smitty's Barber Shop on Beach St. back in shape following the Watts Rebellion, August 17, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
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Only women were allowed to enter the Giant Food Market at 1712 E. 103rd St. after it reopened during Watts Rebellion. Clerks were wearning guns. Man facing camera is manager Carl Margolis, August 16, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
A national guardsman stands watch to help ward off snipers as firemen battle a blaze at furniture store in Watts, August 15, 1965.  Photo credit: Los Angeles Times Snipers, Firemen, Fireman, Tyranny, Ward, Battle
A national guardsman stands watch to help ward off snipers as firemen battle a blaze at furniture store in Watts, August 15, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
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Deputy Sheriff Edward Harter stands ready to protect firemen fighting flames in building set afire during Watts Rebellion at Willowbrook Ave. between El Segundo Blvd. and 130th St., August 14, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
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A girl injured in Watts Rebellion is carried into emergency entrance at Oak Park Hospital, August 13, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
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National Guard troops secure a stretch of 103rd Street, dubbed Charcoal Alley, in Watts to help Los Angeles authorities restore order. The uprising, sparked by the arrest of a black motorist for drunk driving, lasted for six days. After the violence, 34 people, 25 of them black, were dead and more than 1,000 were injured, August 13, 1965. Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
a cop standing on the back of a car at night
During the Watts Rebellion, two police officers aim from behind a parked car as fire and smoke from a burning building color the night sky, August 1965 — in Watts-Los Angeles, CA. Photo credit: Lawrence Schilly
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"Turn Left or Get Shot" - The aftermath of the Watts riots. Photo credit: Bettmann / Corbis / David Boroff — in Watts-Los Angeles, CA.
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The Watts Rebellion of August 11-17, 1965 was an uprising of the black & Latino communities in the Watts neighborhood of LA & was a response to widespread racial discrimination...Among the reasons for the uprising, black & Latino residents were systematically excluded from the high-paying jobs, affordable housing & participation in formal politics. Minorities also faced police brutality by the LAPD Photo credit: New York World-Telegram — in Los Angeles, California.
People navigate the streets during the Watts riots ( Watts Rebellion), August 1965.  The Watts Rebellion of August 11 to 17, 1965 was an uprising of the black and Latino communities in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and was a response to widespread racial discrimination. The six days of unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage. African Americans, Los Angeles Fire Department, California History, America, Black History, Racial Discrimination
People navigate the streets during the Watts riots ( Watts Rebellion), August 1965. The Watts Rebellion of August 11 to 17, 1965 was an uprising of the black and Latino communities in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and was a response to widespread racial discrimination. The six days of unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage.
a group of people standing on the side of a road next to a tall building
People navigate the streets during the Watts riots ( Watts Rebellion), August 1965. The Watts Rebellion of August 11 to 17, 1965 was an uprising of the black and Latino communities in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and was a response to widespread racial discrimination. The six days of unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage.
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"Arson and Street War -- Most Destructive Riot in U.S. Hisotry," August 27, 1965 Photo credit: Life Magazine, on the Watts riots
a sign that reads turn left on get shot
"Turn left or get shot." This photo is from the 1965 Watts Riots (August 11-17) in L.A., which are often cited as the riots that foreshadowed the urban turmoil that would sweep the country the following several years. In 1968, the Johnson Administration responded by authorizing the Kerner Commission to study the underlying causes of the turmoil. The commission presented its findings that the social unrest reflected the profound frustration of inner-city blacks and that racism was deeply...