THE DAPPER REBELS OF SOUTH LA | 1966 (Photo Series 2 of 4)
In the summer of 1965, riots broke out in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. Over a six-day period, 34 people were killed, 1,032 injured and over 3,438 arrests were made. In 1966, LIFE magazine revisited the site of the worst riots America had ever seen in its history. The photo essay depicting the region’s ‘fearsome street gangs’ however, turned out more like a fashion shoot for dapper style…VIA www.messynessychic.com
Credit: LIFE Magazine. South Central Los Angeles, 1966.