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Associated Press Hurt in Los Angeles Riots

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.06 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Photograph Date: 14 August 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 19.8 cm.

One wirephoto entitled, "Hurt in Los Angeles Riots," taken by the Associated Press dated August 15, 1965. Image is of two fire fighters holding up a Black man in front of a store. Wire transfer information states the man was in a burning store before the fire department arrived. A can of paint exploding caused the fire. Also states that the National Guard had been deployed to "help police control arson and looting."

The Watts riots took place in the Watts district of Southern Los Angeles from August 11th -August 16th. The riots resulted in 34 dead, 1,032 injured, 4,000 arrested and around $40 million worth of property damage.

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