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  1. Watts Riots

    The Watts Riot It is August 17 1965 and, we just went through the worst week of our lives things are finally starting to calm down. As we are going into town to see what is left, and to access the damages, we try to understand how this got so out of control. In the course of seven days, 34...

  2. 92' L.A. Riots

    LA was held hostage; not by any foreign terrorists, not by a splinter cell organization, or even by some fundamentalist group. But by its own citizens, the people who live their lives and settle themselves in LA: storeowners, office workers, construction workers, gang members, people who were on wel

  3. La Riots

    Los Angeles: The City of Riots Home of the largest populated area in the United States with just over 4 million people; the city of Los Angeles is one of the most well known cities in the world. It is home to many of the world greatest actors as well as the upper class of America. The city is ful

  4. La Riots v. Trayvon Martin

    HIS 3460 On April 29, 1992, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of charges of assault in relation to the Rodney King beatings. In a time of high tension between the LAPD and residents of LA, the acquittal of these officers was the last straw and set off a...

  5. Emergency Management La Riots

    Table of Contents Page 3- Introduction Page 3 - Los Angeles Erupts Page 5- Figure #1- City of Los Angeles- Extent of damage Page 6- The Powder Keg and the Spark Page 7- LA- Rich vs. Poor, Black vs. White Page 7- Crack Cocaine and Gangs Page 8- Figure #2- Gang Territories 1996

  6. Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots Zoot suits, associated with the Mexican race, consisted of a long jacket that reached almost to the knees, pants with a "tight stuff cuff", a "wide, flat hat, and Dutch-toe shoes" (Berger 193). These zoot suits were worn by the Mexican youth who were accused of murder on August 2,

  7. French Riots

    Everyday, in Paris, in the suburbs or in France something like this happens, running for your life or getting stopped for an Id check. The color of your skin makes a difference, very rarely a Caucasian individual dies from the police chasing them. The death of two young teenagers running away from t

  8. Tulsa Race Riots

    Outline I. Introduction pg. 3 II. Riot Beginnings pg. 3 -4 III. Statistics pg. 4-5 IV. Lives Changed pg. 5-6 V. Reparations pg 6-7 VI. References pg. 8

  9. Detroit Riots

    Detroit Riots Many civil disorders have erupted across the United States. Racial tensions were at a highpoint in the 1960's with riots and looting throughout the major cities in the United States. This was not such a problem in the rural areas but the urban areas had serious racial problems

  10. 1992 La Riots

    Essay 1992 Los Angeles riots: The riots began with the violent arrest of Rodney King March 3, 1991, in a high-speed pursuit King drove through several red lights and stop signs; he pulled over in the Lake View Terrace. King had a record for drunk driving but the officers involved testified that

  11. Zoot Suit Riots

    The riots began in Los Angeles, amidst a period of rising tensions between American servicemen stationed in southern California and Los Angeles' Chicano community. Many of the tensions between the Chicano community and the sailors existed because the servicemen walked through a Chicano neighborhood

  12. New York City Draft Riots of 1863

    The New York City draft riots of 1863 were the cause of a particular feeling among blacks that were recently freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Since, at the time, blacks were not considered citizens the lottery that was the draft itself did not include those that were not citizens. Btu since t

  13. Zuit Suit Riots

    THE ZOOT SUIT RIOTS Citizens of early 1940s Los Angeles lived in an atmosphere of racial tension that ultimately exploded in the Zoot Suit Riots. But what caused the unrest? In the decades leading up to the rioting, Los Angeles experienced an unprecedented population explosion. Along with Midwes

  14. Ap Terms Study Guide

    AP TERMS CHAPTER 1 Hohokam (p. 7-8) Emerged during the 3rd century B.C. when ancestors of the Pima Indians began farming in the Gila River and Salt River valleys of southern Arizona. They built elaborate canal systems for irrigation that enabled them to harvest two crops per year, an

  15. Civil Rights

    During the 1965-1970 periods, the black citizens in USA were very displeased with their rights and environment; this made many new issues to emerge for the civil rights movement. Housing, low paid jobs and Negroes getting frustrated with the slow progresses of the movement were some of the major pro

  16. Allan Watts Zen

    Author Alan Watts enlightens readers through his interpretation of Zen in his book Zen The Supreme Experience. Watts simplifies Zen, a religion already focused on simplicity, to a point of utter understanding. Zen is expressed as a simple do nothing approach. An approach in which one may be at one

  17. L.a Riots

    Hollywood Riots April 29th, 1992 can you recall what you were doing that day? Or do you even remember what that day is? Let my refresh your memory, April 29th, 1992 was the beginning of the L.A riots also knows as the Rodney Kings riots. This was due to the racial discrimination that was going arou

  18. Museum

    Museum of tolerance On my visit to the museum of tolerance I learned about Jack Roosevelt Robinson also called Jackie the first African American to play in major league baseball. Jackie ended segregation on April 15, 1947 when he started playing for the Brooklyn dodgers as first baseman. Robin

  19. Resurget Cineribus: the Detroit Riots of 1943 and 1967

    Resurget Cineribus: The Detroit Riots of 1943 and 1967 One can pick many instances in Detroit's last hundred years and conclude that the two riots of 1943 and 1967 were the presiding factor for this once great city's fatal turn. Detroit has come to be known as the Motor City due to its insurgence

  20. Southland

    [A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity."—Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a...

  21. Zoot Suit Riots

    Based on the infamous 1942 "Sleepy Lagoon" murder mystery and the resulting "Zoot Suit Riots" in Los Angeles , playwright Luis Valdez weaves fact and fiction to depict the fate of 22 young Mexican Americans brought to trial for a murder they did not commit. "Zoot Suit" brings together unforgettabl

  22. Connecting the Past and Present

    Connecting the Past and Present Since the end of slavery African Americans have been divided. One side of the African American community is the Ballot, or the integration side. These African Americans believe that the only way we as a people can grow is by having equal opportunities. We must

  23. Science and Tech.

    Hydroelectricity [pic] [pic] [pic] The Gordon Dam in Tasmania is a large hydro facility, with an installed capacity of430 MW. |[pic] | |Sustainable energy | |Renewable energy | |Anaerobic digestion · 

  24. Zoot Suit Riots

    Set in the environment of ethnic and racial paranoia that defined the early 1940s in Los Angeles, California, the "Zoot Suit Riots" were a defining moment for Zoot Suiters and the Mexican American community. The ethnic populations of California as a whole, and Los Angeles in particular, were under s

  25. The Riots of Summer 1919

    During the Summer of 1919 , there were race riots in Chicago , Illinois , Charleston and twenty –four other cities. During that year seventy-seven Negroes were lynched , of which fourteen were publicly burned , eleven of them being burned alive. The riots of 1919 were not the first or last mass ly

  26. Greenwood District Before the Riots

    Black Wall Street: The True Story 1. If anyone truly believes that the last April attack on the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was the most tragic bombing ever to take place on United States soil, as the media has been widely reporting, they're wrong -- plain and simple. That's because

  27. John Galt's Story

    Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged CONTENTS PART I NON-CONTRADICTION I THE THEME II THE CHAIN III THE TOP AND THE BOTTOM IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS V THE CLIMAX OF THE D'ANCONIAS VI THE NON-COMMERCIAL VII THE EXPLOITERS AND THE EXPLOITED VIII THE JOHN GALT LINE IX THE SACRED AND THE

  28. Zoot Suit Riots

    Paige Ortiz Per.2 Riots in L.A. The Zoot suit riots took place in Los Angeles, California during the 1940's.in was hard for the Mexican Americans to be themselves because of the oddness and suspicion revolved around them. People would accuse them for being criminals because of their race and

  29. Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots "Liberation for gay people is to define ourselves how and with whom we live, instead of measuring our relationships by straight values… To be free territory, we must govern ourselves, set up our own institutions, defend ourselves, and use our own energies to improve our lives" (Wi

  30. Enduring Vision Chapter 28 outline

    Chapter 28: Liberalism, Civil Rights, and War in Vietnam, 1960-1975 The Kennedy Presidency, 1961-1963 * A New Beginning* i) Kennedy vs. Nixon (1) Kennedy- pump new life into US, go in new directions (2) Nixon- appealed to middle class, middle aged (a) Wanted stability; more well...