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Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas Speaks on ’92 civil unrest
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas recalls his personal experience of the L.A. 1992 Uprising and Police reform. ... read more / watch video »
Outrage and Revolt in 1992: Remembrance and Continuing the Struggle
May 1, 2017
As we gather to remember and mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Revolt and to discuss the course of history after it, it is important to place it in the context of the long history of Black resistance in which revolt is a central and defining feature. Indeed, ours is a history of resistance through which revolts run like a bright red line, stretching from the age of colonialism, imperialism and the Holocaust of enslavement through segregation and the Black Freedom Movement of the 60s to the revolts and other forms of resistance in our time, from Ferguson onward. Such critical remembering is at the heart of the article below, previously published as a 20th anniversary assessment and reveals how history does not exactly repeat itself, but retains features of things and thoughts which remain stubbornly among us and require continuing righteous resistance for their removal and the radical transformation toward which revolts point and push us and history. ... read more »
“THE LOST TAPES: LA RIOTS” Recounts The Chaotic Days Following The Rodney King Verdict
April 21, 2017
Hour-long documentary premieres April 23 at 8 pm et/pt marking 25TH anniversary of The L.A. Uprising ... read more »
25 years later, L.A. Uprising protestor Mark Craig recalls why he rebelled
April 12, 2017
Mark Craig, the man behind one of the most powerful L.A. Uprising Images ... read more »
Can We All Get Along? 25 Years Later at CAAM
April 6, 2017
May. 18 In 1992, Rodney King made a national appeal in an attempt to quell Los Angeles’s violent response to the acquittal of the four officers who beat him. ... read more »
Frame by Frame: The Media’s Response to the LA Uprisings of 1992 At CAAM
April 6, 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 »
1992 UPRISING: MUCH MORE STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE
April 5, 2017
Some things have changed since 1992, but honest assessment will note negative conditions still overshadow the many positive efforts... ... read more »
CAAM Commemorates The 25th Anniversary Of The Los Angeles Uprising
March 1, 2017
No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 looks back at crucial episodes in Los Angeles history that influenced the quality of life for African Americans and other communities of color ... read more »
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