LOS ANGELES (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Aug. 11, 1965, an uprising began in Los Angeles after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California Highway Patrol officer.
Fifty-five years after what became known as the Watts riots began, The Associated Press is making an original text story and some photographs available.
___Civil rights workers call Watts the “black ghetto.”
Unemployment: Each month 1,000 Negroes come to Los Angeles, most to Watts, the city’s largest pocket of Negro population.
Civil rights workers have compared the station to the headquarters of “an occupying power.”