@wattshistory | KCET
South L.A. isn't just a food desert. Even if we're only talking about food, and ignoring everything else that makes a community whole. There is an active food culture in Watts and the neighborhoods and cities surrounding it.
Fifty years ago this week, Watts exploded with violence. The scenario sounds uncomfortably familiar in today's environment of racially fueled police abuse and racial tension. What sparked the uprising in 1965 was a physical altercation while a white po...
On August 11, 1965, a drunk driving arrest touched off a public skirmish involving local residents and law enforcement, eventually erupting into six days of rioting on the streets of the Los Angeles community of Watts.