LA Riots

Family, Community Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Latasha Harlins' Death

Harlins’ death at the hands of Korean shop owner Soon Ja Du, who served no jail time, inflamed community tensions in South Central Los Angeles that later manifest in the 1992 riots. 

Today Marks 25 Years Years Since LAPD Officers Beat Rodney King

We couldn’t think of a more relevant #TBT

'Sa-I-Gu' Documentary Explores How Korean Women Remember the L.A. Riots

Today is the 21st anniversary of the uprising in Los Angeles shortly after the Rodney King trial verdict was announced. “Sa-I-Gu”, Korean for April 29, opens a window on Korean American women in Los Angeles whose stores – and lives – were devastated during in the aftermath.

Watch Archived Footage of Peace March in Koreatown Two Days After L.A. Riots

On May 1st 1992–just two day after the civil unrest in Los Angeles started–thousands of Angelenos marched for peace around Koreatown.

South L.A.'s Community Coalition on the Civil Unrest [Video]

The site includes videos with analysis from L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a local news anchor, community activists, residents and academics.

Two Decades Later, Children of the L.A. Riots Share Memories

Watch a series of video portraits of young adults who were 8, 9 and 10-year olds during the LA Riots.

Race Discussions Blow Up at SXSW Premiere of LA Riots Documentary

A Korean-American that attended the film premiere called out the director for “just showing Koreans with guns.”