This Week In Black History

MARTIN DELANEY
MARTIN DELANEY

For the week of April 29-May 6

April 29

RODNEY KING
RODNEY KING

1992—This was the first day of the Los Angeles riots which were sparked when a nearly all White jury acquitted four White cops in the brutal beating of Black motorist Rodney King even though the beating had been caught on tape. Two of the cops were later convicted on federal civil rights charges. The riots left at least 50 people dead, nearly 1,000 injuries and an estimated $1 billion in property damage.

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