40th Anniversary of the Watts Riots Forty years ago, a routine traffic stop of a black motorist by white police in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts sparked six days of riots that left 34 dead, hundreds more injured and 100 square blocks decimated by fire and looting. Follow NPR coverage:
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40th Anniversary of the Watts Riots

Forty years ago, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in pent-up racial frustration.

Coming Out of Watts, Moving Ahead

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Decades After L.A. Riots, Watts Still Suffers

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Back to the 77th Street Station, 40 Years Later

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Decades Later, Effect of Watts Riots Still Linger

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The Watts Riots: A Look Back, and What's Next

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Japanese and Blacks, Sharing the 'Shaw

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'Rough South': Chronicles of L.A.'s Violent Past

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'Little Scarlet': Easy Rawlins, Through the Flames

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