Free Essays on Watts Riots

  1. Civil Rights Diary

    October 29, 2012 Dear Journal, I was an African American storeowner during the Watts Riots in LA in the 1960s. I witnessed the destruction of my neighborhood. I witnessed the pain and despair that overwhelmed so many people because they were a part of a state that did not care to fix the issues that...

  2. Practical Writing

    Watts Riots By Trey Buchanan Pd.6 I chose the Watts Riots and I am against the violent actions that were taken. The Watts Riots took several lives and the havoc created massive damage across the U.S. The Riot lasted six days before it came to a halt when, 14,000 National Guard members were sent in...

  3. Watts Paper

    11th 1965 Jordis Jones HIS/145 01/09/2014 University of Phoenix August 11th 1965 I was once the proud owner of a local electronics store in the Watts section of south central Los Angeles. My father had built a profitable business selling new and refurbished electronics, as well as electronics repair...

  4. civil rights diary

    arresting a boy, his brother, and their mother("Watts Riots", n.d.). My neighbors say that the arrest are unjustified. There are several people in the neighborhood talking about starting a riot. As a store owner in the area I know that if these riots begin I will suffer a substantial loss. People will...

  5. 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 full...

  6. Connecting the Past and Present

    Jr. and Malcolm X, many African Americans endorsed the separatist state of mind. Groups like the Black panthers flourished and events like the L.A. riots became a reality. In 2008, the first African American to be the Democratic nominee also became president- elect. The election of Barack Obama signifies...

  7. Structural Violence

    most likely end up as direct violence and it will be from the ones who are being oppressed and unequally treated. This is exactly what happened in Watts, LA during the 1960’s, when African Americans were being treated unfairly. Even though the civil rights movement changed a lot of things for African...

  8. Naratice

    historic events to prove a baised society will couse an outbreak of violence or riots. Wattss riots was a six days raged followed Frye’s arrest, suspicion of driving while intoxitcated. Fostedr also uses Rodney king’s riot in 1991. It is coused after Rodney King was severyl beaten by police who attempted...

  9. Rampart Scandal

    every day. The Los Angeles Police Department has had a very colorful history as it has led to modern times. The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943, the Watts Riots of 1965, the Rodney King Riots of 1992 and the Rampart Scandal all have had an impact on the LAPD and law enforcement in general, as well as how the public...

  10. Historical Report on Race

    neighborhoods. This kind of ongoing segregation and prejudice is what sparked the 1965 Watts riots. Tensions had been brewing between the two groups as prejudice incidents escalated. On Aug. 11, 1965, the riots sparked with the arrest of a black motorist Marquette Frye for drunk driving. When Frye's...

  11. Killer Whake

    Assignment 3/10/2013 Dear Diary, Today is August 17, 1965 and has been the first day in a week that I could write. The past six days here in Watts have been almost unbearable for me. I take pen in hand to record the events of this past week to have a written account of the horrific things I have...

  12. Little Scarlet

    According to P16, riots is one symptom of disease that infected the city, a virus that made people unafraid of consequences of standing up for themselves , a week of fight with bottles and rocks. Riot was one way that change the city and made the people temerity. The theme of my essay is how riot brought courage...

  13. Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley

    1960’s. This book specifically takes a look at the Watts riot of 1965 that began because of racial tension. Death and destruction were serious consequences of the riot, and Little Scarlet takes a look at a murder of an African American woman during and LA riot and the difficulty white police officers have...

  14. Little Scarlet

    community when working for the LAPD. The author portrays this clearly by the imagery in which the characters describe each other. In Watts, I 1965, right during the riots, blacks were seen as inferior to whites and weren't treated as equals. For example, when Easy was walking in a hospital with a detective...

  15. HIS 145

    who hears King give his “I Have a Dream” speech ·         A freedom rider headed to New Orleans in 1960 ·         Store owner and witness to the Watts riots in LA ·         African American participant in one of the Selma marches in 1965 ·         An African American supporter and political organizer...

  16. La Riots v. Trayvon Martin

    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 full-blown riot that resulted in the death of 53 and injuries to over 2,000 residents of South Central. According to Charles Bremner, “there was no mystery about the...

  17. Conserving Resoures Is Bad

    electricity or water. Limiting society’s basic needs to care for their families will always end badly for those that are involved. Robbery, theft, riots, murder, and possibly war could follow. As a society we can do wonderful things, but put the society on government restraints and eventually the society...

  18. whats going on protest paper

    during the Vietnam War. Riots were breaking out during this time period because of the unsettlement of the treatment of blacks in the nation. The riot in particular that he is talking about is the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in the mid 1960’s. “The riots began on August 11, 1965, in Watts, a neighborhood in...

  19. City of Angels

    ignited into violence on a few occasions. The Watts Rebellion of 1965 was the result of pent-up frustrations at repeated police abuses and the institutionalized racism that drove decision-makers in City Hall. Los Angeles would not see mob violence like the Watts rebellion—aside from a handful of protests...

  20. Civil Rights

    causing an explosion of violence and rioting throughout America between 1964 and 1968.In Watts alone, 34 people were killed and a private property damage of forty million dollars were caused by rebellion and riots of the negro residents. Because whites had better housing conditions than blacks, it made...

  21. How Significant Was Lyndon B Johnson in Improving Civil Rights for African Americans?

    This essay will outline the key factors regarding whether or not Lyndon B Johnson was significant in improving Civil rights due to factors such as riots, involvement in Vietnam, the policies he introduced and laws which were passed. Some historians argue that Lyndon B Johnson was significant improving...

  22. Museum

    king was assassinated April 4, 1968. The watts riots took place from august 11 to the 17 of 1965. This riot caused many deaths, people arrested, injures as well as million of dollars in property damage. It was so intense that it’s the cities most severe riot in history. The blacks and Latino were treated...

  23. Southland

    While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she...

  24. 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 lives were...

  25. Science and Tech.

    article: Hydropower A simple formula for approximating electric power production at a hydroelectric plant is: P = ρhrgk, where ▪ P is Power in watts, ▪ ρ is the density of water (~1000 kg/m3), ▪ h is height in meters, ▪ r is flow rate in cubic meters per second, ▪ g is acceleration due to gravity of...

  26. Crips & Bloods Movie Review

    automatically committed a crime. With all of this hate, they made their own “clubs” which made them feel a sense of welcome and a sense of power. The Watts riot, back in 1965, started when a police routine traffic stop stopped an African American man. The police like all other racist policemen at that time...

  27. Violent Acts During the 1950's-1960's

    such as Malcolm X tried to convince black people that the whites were not going to help them and that they have to stand up for their own rights. Many riots were also taking place across the nation destroying many cities. After waiting for 300 years so they can have rights that every human being should naturally...

  28. Rodney King

    on tape and used prove the beating was in fact real (Watts, 2010). Upon King standing, two of the officers began beating King which resulted in numerous broken bones through his body, permanent brain damage, and emotional and physical trauma (Watts, 2010). In the first trial of Los Angeles Police...

  29. Civil Rights Timeline

    the events. May 3, 1961 - "Freedom Riders" - The Congress of Racial Equality organizes the "Freedom Riders." Sept. 30, 1962 - University Riot - During the 1960s, Mississippi was a center of the Civil Rights movement. Despite the 1954 Supreme Court decision making segregated schools illegal...

  30. Civil Rights Diary

    Civil Rights Diary Sylvia Ramirez HIS 145 September 15, 2015 Carolyn Lawes Civil Rights Diary Dear Diary, It has been a crazy week here in Watts (Moss & Thomas, 2013). Last week at 7:00 p.m. August 11, 1965 some guy named Marquette Frye was beat by white police officers. Marquette Frye was pulled...