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Finding aid for the Watts Riots records 0084
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Description
Final report (1965) of the Governor's Commission on the Watts Riots.
Background
The Watts Riots was a race riot that took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965, and that resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage. It was the worst riot in the city's history until the Los Angeles riots of 1992, and is considered by many to be a key turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet 6 boxes
Restrictions
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Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.