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LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots
The 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is being commemorated with peaceful marches and calls for a better future
Today in History
Today in History Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2017. There are 246 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 29, 1992, a jury in Simi Valley, California, acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of motorist
Reporter's notebook: The 1992 riots in L.A. were ‘a painful awakening’ for some Korean Americans
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” This is her first-person essay on stories from her reporting on the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Chang's parents, like some Korean American
'Let it Fall' offers a new look inside the LA riots 25 years ago
Oscar winner John Ridley takes viewers inside the chaos, humanity, what happened and who it affected.
'Let It Fall': Rodney King juror in his own words
Henry King was Juror No. 8 in the controversial and highly-publicized state trial against four white police officers charged in the beating of Rodney King . On April 29, 1992, the police officers were acquitted by what was widely reported as an "all-white jury." King, a retired lineman splicer for
'Let It Fall': Jung Hui Lee, whose son was killed during the LA uprising, in her own words
Jung Hui Lee and her husband emigrated from Korea to the United States in 1972, settling first in Virginia and later in California in pursuit of the “American Dream”. They raised a family in Los Angeles and for many years worked multiple low-wage jobs to provide for their children. During the 1992
'Let It Fall': Lisa Phillips, an LAPD officer, remembers the day the riots broke out
In 1989, the year Lisa Phillips got her badge, she was one of only a handful of women in her graduating class with the Los Angeles Police Department. Phillips said that back then, she was living two lives: one, as openly gay; and the other, as a police officer who shared little to nothing of her
'Let It Fall': 'L.A. Four' member speaks about life lessons, 25 years after riots
Damian "Football" Williams was 18 years old on April 29, 1992, when he participated in a series of attacks on motorists at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles, following the acquittals of four white police officers in the Rodney King beating trial. The notorious
Why I Told My Story: Voices in “Let It Fall” explain why they’re speaking now
They spoke emotionally about race, the police, and the uprising in the documentary "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992."
John Ridley discusses his new ABC documentary 'Let it Fall'
Ridley's new documentary, airing on ABC, examines the Los Angeles race riots during the 1990s.