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50 years after the Watts Riots: a look at the community's past, present and future

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Devonne Bowman and Bruce Lemon Jr. in front of the Mafundi Building in Watts
Stephen Hoffman
Devonne Bowman and Bruce Lemon Jr. in front of the Mafundi Building in Watts

Fifty years after the riots, Take Two broadcasts live from Watts with conversations about its history, the arts, the people, and the community today.

Take Two broadcast live from Watts on the 50th anniversary of the civil unrest in 1965.
50 years ago, a simple traffic stop triggered an explosion of pent-up frustration in Watts. Memories from some who were there.
The evolution of policing: how police and community have changed in Watts over 50 years.
Throughout the history of Watts, the arts have played an important role: creating a place for expression and reflection.
In 1965, most of Watts was black. Today, it's mostly Latino. How do they relate to events from 1965 when they may not have any connection to them?
Every Wednesday night, a group of fathers get together at the Jordan Downs Community Center in Watts for an informal meeting called Project Fatherhood.
There are a lot of misconceptions about life in Watts, so to really find out what growing up in Watts is like, we followed two young residents, Bruce Lemon Jr. and Devonne Bowman, around their home town and listened in on their thoughts.
Amde Hamilton, founding member of the Watts Prophets, talks about the group's influence on art and activism in South LA.
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