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Under president Lyndon Johnson, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of. 1965. Inner-city areas were largely untouched by the civil rights movement resulting in.
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The Watts Riot, which raged for six days and resulted in more than forty million dollars worth of property damage, was both the largest and costliest urban rebellion of the Civil Rights era. The riot spurred from an incident on August 11, 1965 when Marquette Frye...
Yet, underneath, there was a subtext of hope that the mass orgy of death and destruction that engulfed our neighborhood during the harrowing five days and nights of the Watts riots in August 1965 might improve things for blacks.
The Watts riot of 1965 would be an eruption of such magnitude it would shake the country to its democratic foundation. The upheaval that detonated in Watts stunned the nation. The horrific violence and upheaval that defined Watts shattered one illusion.
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50 Years After Watts: The Causes of a Riot.
The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.