Records of the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots, a body created by California Governor Edmund G. Brown on August
24, 1965 to conduct a thorough investigation of that summer's riots in Los Angeles.
On August 24, 1965 Governor Edmund G. Brown charged the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots to establish "an accurate
chronology and description of the riots and attempt to draw any lessons which may be learned from a retrospective study of
these events." The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission were John A. McCone (former head of the Central Intelligence
Agency) and Warren M. Christopher respectively. Members included Judge Earl S. Broady, Asa V. Call, Reverend Charles S. Cassasa,
Reverend James Edward Jones, Dr. Sherman M. Mellinkoff, and Mrs. Robert G. Neumann. The Commission's report, titled Violence
in the City -- An End or a Beginning?, was issued on December 2, 1965. The Commission concluded that the riots had roots in
serious and deeply engrained social problems, including poverty, inequality, unemployment, racial discrimination, and police
28 cartons, 4 boxes, 3 cardfile boxes, 3 oversize boxes and 2 oversize folders;
40 linear feet
2 digital objects (2 images)
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