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Los Angeles Riots

Location: Microfilm F 869 L8 C15 1965


” The Watts Riots, the most devastating racial disturbance in the United States in decades, began with a minor incident on the evening of August 11, 1965, in the Watts Section of Los Angeles. An eight-man commission, appointed by Governor Brown and headed by John A. McCone, was established to examine the racial problems and to recommend solutions. This collection includes: transcripts; depositions; testimony; statements from administrators, law enforcement officers, representatives of business and labour, local residents, spokesmen for minorities, and social workers; consultants’ reports; and, selected documents dealing with the Watts Riots.” (University of Toronto Libraries)

How to search the collection

The Pickler Memorial Library collection is missing V.1-5. The table of contents and bibliographies are in V. 1.

v. 1. Table of contents. Selected document list. Violence in the city: an end or a beginning? — v. 2. Chronology –v. 3-14. Transcripts and depositions of testimony — v. 15-16. Selected interviews and other documents — v. 17-18. Reports of consultants.


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Subject Categories:

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965.

Riots -- California -- Los Angeles.

African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles.

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: African American Studies