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60 Free Essays on Watts Riots

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. civil rights diary

     Civil Rights Diary Joseph Forman January 22, 2013 HIS/145 Stephen Kmiec It is the eleventh day of August nineteen sixty five. This evening I heard news of a white officer arresting a boy, his brother, and their mother("Watts Riots", n.d.). My neighbors...

  4. English

    apartments leaving and forcing people out of their homes. According to Beam, he stated “this tragedy event also resulted in people being homeless and stranded.” Being part of the Los Angeles Watts riots wasn’t the place to be due to property and homes being either damaged or destroyed. The most...

  5. La Riots

    full of life with many iconic landmarks such as Hollywood boulevard, the Hollywood sign, and the Kodak Theatre, yet it is hard to believe that this great city has been home to two of the worst riots in U.S. history. The Watts riots of 1965 and the L.A. riots of 1992 were both motivated by racial...

  6. Racism

    Rodney King by four white police officers. In both of the disturbances race and class each played a contributing factor in the riots, but in each occurrence one factor dominated over the other. In 1965 just outside the city of Watts, California a African American man by the name of Marquette Frye...

  7. Black Arts Movement

    Riots, that’s the relationship Detroit, Newark, and Watts share. Detroit’s riot began when police officers executed on a raid on an after-hours drinking club. The club was filled with the maximum number of African American residents celebrating the return of two Vietnam residents. Launching the...

  8. Civil Rights

    patience of ghetto dwellers had gone out and the poor blacks bursted into fury, 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...

  9. Rodney King

    Trials of Los Angeles Police Officers' in Connection with the Beating of Rodney King. Retrieved September 4, 2011, from http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lapd/King_links.html Watts, P.R. (2010). Mapping narratives: the 1992 Los Angeles riots as a case study for narrative- based geovisualization. Journal of Cultural Geography, 27 (2). doi:10.1080/08873631.2010.494401...

  10. Rampart Scandal

    . These television programs never told the true story of crime and life out on the street or the real people that police it 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...

  11. Little Scarlet

    he is working for a just cause. Easy Rawlins’s inner conflict is whether or not he is betraying his African American 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...

  12. Civil Rights Timeline

    were more difficult to confront with the tactics of nonviolent protest. Frustration and resentment grew in the black ghettos. In 1965 the Watts area of Los Angeles erupted into a riot that lasted for several days and left 34 dead. For three successive summers, outbursts of rebellion occurred in...

  13. Common Service Centre

    Uptime: 6 min 6 sec Printer uptime (active mode): 20 sec Modem uptime: 6 min 6 sec Avg. No of RTCs in a day = 6 Laptop: 36.6 min Printer (active): 1.8 min Printer (standby): 34.6 min Modem: 36.6 min power: 65 W power: 250 W power: 20 W power: 5 W 39.65 watt-hour 7.50 watt-hour 11.54 watt-hour 3.05...

  14. Science and Tech.

    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 9.8 m...

  15. Southland

    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 unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history...

  16. Civil Right Diary

    down our streets. The police are worried about what they may do if they cannot get them under control ("Watts Riots", 2012). It is now almost dark outside and things seem to be getting more out of control. A few hours ago the blacks broke the windows in the shop across the street from mine. It is...

  17. Little Scarlet

    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 in order to investigate the murder of Nola Payne (Little...

  18. Naratice

    argumnet. For example he uses historic events like: Rodyney King’s riot, and Watts riot in 1965. He also tries to persuade the audience by sharing his value and used his personal exprience of racism in Canada as evidence to support his argument. For example: he believed that if he were educated, he...

  19. Crips & Bloods Movie Review

    . People who were colored had “no value”. They would be stereotyped as if someone was black they 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...

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

    . Furthermore, The Watts riots raged for 6 days caused by the arrest of a young Black motorist (Marquette Frye) being pulled over and arrested (own research). This outraged communities and protests led to riots. “Johnson’s plans were hit by the great White Backlash after the watts riots, LA.” This...

  21. Aspect of Beckett’s Fiction

    ASPECT OF BECKETT'S FICTION (through Murphy & Watt) Samuel Barclay Beckett came from a Protestant Anglo-Irish family, but much of his work was first written in French. After graduating with a degree in Romance languages from Trinity College, Dublin, Beckett spent two years (1928-30) in Paris as...

  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...

  23. Killer Whake

    handcuffs on the motorist. I watched as words were growing in volume as well as anger when suddenly the patrolman struck an onlooker with his club. This triggered riots allover Watts and sent the people into a frenzy of destruction. The rioters overturned people’s cars and set them on fire. They stared...

  24. Conserving Resoures Is Bad

    treatment, would have to be allowed a larger amount, due to the gas being a need. The same could be said about the limitation of 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...

  25. Violence of a Minority

    that took place after the verdict. In essence, the Los Angeles riots appeared to be a reenactment of the violence that took place during the Watts riot of 1965, in that in each of the cases the causes, economic consequences, and psychological impact of both the riots were strikingly similar. One...

  26. Dr. King and Malcolm X Talk It Out

    how blacks fought for the unfairness of police men, more riots took place in the country. In order to get self-respect around here, we have to riots to get what we want. Martin: Your ideas of self- defense will provoke more violence against blacks. In the Watts riots , it was protest against...

  27. La Riots v. Trayvon Martin

    immigrants from all areas”7 The events that took place in South Central is comparable to the Watts Riots. The Watts Riots took place in 1965, only a year after the passage of Civil Rights Act in 1964. The Civil Rights Act made it so that there was “injunctive relief against discrimination”8 in...

  28. 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...

  29. Connecting the Past and Present

    climate amongst blacks. From August 11-21, 1965 a clash between blacks and the white LAPD broke out. This became infamously known as the Watts Riots. The following year the militant Black Panther Party was established. (Taylor) The bullet mentality seemed to persevere, but the ballot mentality wasn’t...

  30. Structural Violence

    mostly white”. The Riots that occurred in Watts, LA in 1965 were started because of the blatant mistreatment of African Americans. African Americans as well as many Latinos were not able to acquire jobs because of their ethnicities. They were constantly questioned and accused just because they...