Free Essays on Watts Riots

  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 lives were...

  2. 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...

  3. Watts Riot

    into a full scale riot. The riot moved across town and turned its destructive focus to white owned businesses. During the next 7 days, over 977 businesses/buildings were either burned, damaged, looted, or completely destroyed, causing at least $40 million worth of damage. The Watts riot will go down in...

  4. 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...

  5. 92' L.A. Riots

    fact that many people saw their tactics and methods as questionable at best. Also because of what's happened in the past with law enforcement such as Watts during the 60s as well as Kent State shooting. So when you add this together you get one very explosive and deadly combination and to make matters even...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. LA Riot

    Writing 1992 Los Angeles Riot Research Paper On this day, April 29th, 1992, the United States experienced the most violent display of social unrest, otherwise known as the Los Angeles Riot. (Libcom) The United States dismissed the 1965 Watts Riot as the most devastating riot in Los Angeles and situated...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 lynching...

  15. Causes of the 1992 LA riots

    Riots_ On April 29, 1992, mounting disparity that was strung through the city of Los Angeles erupted in fearsome riots that shook the city. On the heels of the Los Angeles uprising came riots in Detroit, Washington D.C, New York and other urban centres, redefining the civil rights movement (Unknown NY...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Riot Zoot Suit 3

     Rozel Benitez February 16, 2014 English 2 18 February The Emergence of the Zoot Suit Riot Introducing The Mexican-American. The Zoot Suit was characterized by a group of young latino males who identified themselves through style of clothes, language, and music. There bad image was taken from the...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. St. Louis Race Riot

    Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, Harper Barnes directs the attention to a 1917 race riot that took place in East St. Louis, Illinois. On July 2 and 3 the riot killed at least 48 men, women...

  29. 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...

  30. police brutality

    charges against several of the officers involved. In April 1992, hours after the four police officers involved were acquitted at trial, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 commenced, causing 53 deaths, 2,383 injuries, more than 7,000 fires, damage to 3,100 businesses, and nearly $1 billion in financial losses....