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The Rebuild LA Collection contains the administrative and organizational records of Rebuild LA, the most important response to the Los Angeles riots of 1992. The collection spans the entire life of the organzation from its beginning in 1992 to its dissolution in 1997.
Rebuild LA (RLA) was formed the weekend of April 29-30, 1992 immediately following the civil disturbances in Los Angeles sparked by the acquittals of four white policemen in the beating of Rodney King, a drunken-driving suspect who was African-American. The civil disturbances left 55 people dead, thousands injured, more than 1100 buildings damaged or destroyed, and a repair bill of nearly $1 billion.
254 boxes, 5 oversize boxes/items, 1 map case drawer (122 linear feet)
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This collection is part of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection, a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. The Research Collection is administered by the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University. The Rebuild LA Collection is open to research under the department's terms of use.