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1992 Civil Unrest
Images That Changed Our View – 30 Years of Reflection
April 28, 2022
The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen. And marginalized communities of color now had evidence of what we had been saying for years – law enforcement used unlawful tactics and tended to target Black males and used excessive force without cause or care of discipline. The proof was there. The video was broadcast for all to see. Then came the trial and the acquittal of the officers. The date was April 29, 1992. ... read more »
Planting a SEED in South LA
July 9, 2020
On the northeast corner of Vermont and Manchester Avenues, a little over four acres of land have remained blighted and mostly vacant since the 1992 Civil Unrest, ... read more »
LA County Poised to Develop Vermont Manchester Project
May 3, 2018
The County plans to build affordable housing and retail, as well a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transit plaza, preparatory boarding academy and training center on the site. Renderings for the project were released in February. ... read more »
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Frame by Frame: The Media’s Response to the LA Uprisings of 1992 At CAAM
May 9, 2017
Jun. 7 Twenty-five years ago, the world witnessed the brutality and subsequent violence that resulted from the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. Join us at CAAM for a panel led by USC Professor of Communication, ... read more »
Reflecting on the 1992 Civil Unrest 
May 3, 2017
Hundreds of people joined Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas in marking the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Civil Unrest in Los Angeles with a teach-in and a candlelight vigil. ... read more »
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