Pacifica Radio Archives and From the Vault Radio have joined forces with the Grand Performances Summber Concert Series in Los Angeles to present a 50th Anniversary remembrance of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, in which social unrest over unemployment and police discrimination gripped this Southern California neighborhood for seven days, causing 34 deaths and tens of millions of dollars in property damage.
Appearing on stage:
-Michael Alexander - Executive Director, Grand Performances
-Margaret Prescod - Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles based morning show host of Sojourner Truth
-Anthony Marshall, co-founder, Lyricist Lounge
-Food4Thot -People revolt for 5 reasons: poor schools, poor housing, police brutality, lack of healthcare, and lack of jobs
-ILL CamiLLe - Los Angeles bases artist
-Beverly White - NBC general assignment reporter
-Jimetta Rose - Los Angeles based artist whose father owned a barbershop in Watts
-Dave Lopez - CBS general assignment reporter
-Double G - Red bucket
-Dead Prez - M-1 & Sticman perform a set
-Watts Prophets - Brother Made Hamilton & Otis O'Solomon (Richard Dedeaux died in December 2013)
-Dead Prez - encore: "I'm A African" & "It's Bigger than Hip Hop"