The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later
On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts rebellion, we discuss the past and present of race relations in the United States with historians Gerald Horne, University of Houston, author of Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s; Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots; and Johnie H. Scott, CSU Northridge, co-founder of the Watts Writers Workshop, the Sons of Watts, the Greater Watts Justice Center, the Studio Watts Workshop, and the Mafundi Institute.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues. Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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