The Los Angeles Riots

Week of April 30, 2012

The L.A. Riots

In the News: On April 29, 1992, the South Central L.A. area erupted in civil unrest immediately following the acquittal of four L.A.P.D. officers who had been accused of beating a black man, Rodney King. The National Guard was deployed to the area to enforce curfews and suppress the disorder. Many Korean-owned shops in Koreatown were looted which prompted the community to come together and defend their businesses from rioters.


In the News will return on May 14, 2012

Black-Korean Encounter: Toward Understanding and Alliance: Dialogue between Black and Korean Americans in the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots: A Two-Day Symposium, May 22-23, 1992
Edited by Eui-Young Yu. Regina Books, 1994
Call Number: F869 .L89 N319 1994

Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots
By Nancy Abelmann and John Lie. Harvard UP, 1995
Call Number: F869 .L89 K616 1995

Can We All Get Along? (VHS)
MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour. PBS Video
Call Number: VH 2389 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Community in Crisis: The Korean American Community after the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of April 1992
Edited by George O. Totten III and H. Eric Schockman. Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, 1994
Call Number: F869 .L89 K6 1994

Ethnic Peace in the American City: Building Community in Los Angeles and Beyond
By Edward Chang and Jeannette Diaz-Veizades. NYU Press, 1999
Call Number: F869 .L89 A2517 1999

Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992
Edited by Jervey Tervalon. Really Great Books, 2002
Call Number: F869 .L89 A284 2002

KJLH-FM and the Los Angeles Riots of 1992: Compton’s Neighborhood Station in the Aftermath of the Rodney King Verdict
By Phylis Johnson. McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2009
Call Number: PN1991.8 .A35 J64 2009

Koreans in the Hood: Conflict with African Americans
Edited by Kwang Chung Kim. Johns Hopkins UP, 1999
Call Number: E184 .K6 K65 1999

L.A. Riots Revisited (DVD)
Produced by Michael Harvey. A&E Home Video, 2002
Call Number: F869 .L89 A25347 2002

The Los Angeles Riots: Lessons for the Urban Future
Edited by Mark Baldassare. Westview Press, 1994
Call Number: F869 .L89 N4 1994b

Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD
By Lou Cannon. Times Books, 1997
Call Number: F869 .L89 N327 1997

Reading Rodney King/ Reading Urban Uprising
Edited by Robert Gooding-Williams. Routledge, 1993
Call Number: F869 .L89 A26 1993

Riots and Pogroms
Edited by Paul R. Brass. New York UP, 1996
Call Number: HT1521 .R56 1996

Socio-Cultural Conflict between African American and Korean American
Edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Eungjun Min. UP of America, 2000
Call Number: E185.615 .S586 2000

South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices (Streaming Media)
Directed and produced Maxi Cohen. Filmakers Library, 1996
Call Number: Available through Filmakers Library Online

Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots
By Min Hyoung Song. Duke UP, 2005
Call Number: F869 .L89 A27 2005

Why L.A. Happened: Implications of the ’92 Los Angeles Rebellion
Edited by Jaki R. Hadhubuti. Third World Press, 1993
Call Number: F869 .L857 W5 1993