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Sharpton, Martins urge peace on riot anniversary

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton tells Yahoo News that he and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events to mark the 20th anniversary of the deadly race riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict. The group is addressing a church Thursday night. "Twenty years ago I came out here after [...]
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Rodney King, motorist whose beating by Los Angeles police officers sparked deadly US race riots, dead at 47

News : Field Notes (3 years ago)

Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 sparked some of the deadliest race riots in U.S. history, was found dead on Sunday, Reuters reported. He was 47. King was found dead in a pool and ... Read Post

Remembering the LA riots: A teachable moment

News : The Daily Nightly (3 years ago)

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots and the first time I heard race being discussed on television. I was 10. The year before, I had watched the Rodney King beating on the news with my parents. I knew tha... Read Post

Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin’s Family Urge Peace on LA Riots Anniversary

News : The Inquisitr - News (3 years ago)

Al Sharpton, along with the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin, is calling for continued peace on the 20th anniversary of riots in Los Angeles that shook the country following the Rodney King verdict. Sharpton has been addressing f... Read Post


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