Left of Black S2:E30 | April 30, 2012

Remembering the LA Rebellion:  A Digital Mix

April 29th marks the 20th Anniversary of the week-long civil unrest popularly known as the LA Riots.  Violence erupted throughout the city of Los Angeles in the aftermath of the acquittal of four LAPD officers who were accused of beating African American motorist Rodney King.  The beating was famously captured on a held-held video device.

In this special episode of Left of Black, scholars, activists and artists reflect on the 20th Anniversary of the LA Riots including Marc Lamont HillLynne d JohnsonKimberly C. EllisAllison Clark, Kim Pearson,Moya Bailey,  Christopher Martin (Play of Kid N’ Play), Treva LindseyJasiri X,  Blair LM Kelley, Michelle Ferrier,  Jay Smoothand host Mark Anthony Neal.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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