USC_AMST_101_FINAL_STUDY GUIDE_2

USC_AMST_101_FINAL_STUDY GUIDE_2 - 6 Marquette Frye ID...

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6. Marquette Frye ID Pulled over on freeway for drunk driver (1965) Someone gets his mother and a crowd soon forms When they tried to arrest him, family members began getting involved and the police called for assistant Crowd gathered, police became terrified because more people were on Frye’s side Riot erupts b/w crowd and police (spit and threw things at the police) Burn and flip police cars Police were told to stay out of the riots Him, brother, and mother are taken into custody Significance Beginning of Watts Riots The strained relationship and rumor about the police assaulting his mom and pregnant girlfriend caused the “explosion” No one expected LA to be the place of the riots b/c it was supposedly one of the best place for African Americans to live Racial tensions had been building up over time Tensions between the police and the African American community were present This situation was the last straw and sparked the Watts Riots Watts Riots – important movement in the black community; makes a statement
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course -2 20101 taught by Professor Georgesanchez during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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