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Watts riots

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Burning buildings during the riots

The Watts riots was a race riot which lasted 6 days in August 1965 in Watts part of Los Angeles, California. 34 people died, 1,032 were hurt, and 3,438 went to jail. It was the worst riot in Los Angeles history until the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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  • Cohen, Jerry and William S. Murphy, Burn, Baby, Burn! The Los Angeles Race Riot, August 1965, New York: Dutton, 1966.
  • Conot, Robert, Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness, New York: Bantam, 1967.
  • Guy Debord, Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy, 1965. A situationist interpretation of the riots Archived 2018-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  • Horne, Gerald, Fire This
  • Violence in the City—An End or a Beginning?, A Report by the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots, 1965, John McCone, Chairman, Warren M. Christopher, Vice Chairman. Official Report online Archived 2012-05-14 at the Wayback Machine\
  • David O' Sears The politics of violence: The new urban Blacks and the Watts riot
  • Clayton D. Clingan Watts Riots
  • Paul Bullock Watts: The Aftermath New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1969
  • Johny Otis Listen to the Lambs. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.. 1968

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