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The Giant is Awakened: The watts uprising and cultural resurgence

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the 1965 Watts uprising in Los Angeles, California and the cultural resurgence of the African American community. It explains that the Watts uprising was part of a national ... More


Policing Raceriotland: A Journey into Racist Policing and Urban Uprising

Max Felker-Kantor

in Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Intensified policing and punitive crime policies in Los Angeles emerged from the response to the urban uprisings of the 1960s. Despite the belief among mostly white conservative politicians and ... More


The Rise of Minority Storytelling: Network News, Public Television, and Independent Collectives

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores filmmaking in Watts, East Los Angeles, and Little Tokyo in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising. These areas appeared on screen as complex communities, not simply as “slums” or ... More


Warriors All: UGMA in the Middle of It

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter highlights the role of the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA) in the Watts uprising. It explains that the cultural resurgence and growing politicization of the community brought ... More


Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential ... More


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