Monday, August 17, 2015

Pictures/Events + 50

A.Z. Smith, a victim of the Los Angeles riots, checks the damage to
his barber shop in the Watts area of Los Angeles, Aug. 17, 1965.
Business establishments owned by whites were the usual targets
of looters and arsonists. Smith was one of the few blacks
caught up in the turmoil. (AP Photo)
Postman Lee Cash makes his rounds Aug. 17, 1965 thru rubble in
the Watts area of Los Angeles where he’s been delivering the mail
all during the six-day riot. The six days of violence left 34 dead
and resulted in $40 million of property damage. (AP Photo)
Captions also by AP, we assume, & very 50 yrs. ago.

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