50th anniversary of the Watts Riots: @wattsriots50's real-time history feed


Yosi Sergant says,

This week marks the one year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson. It is also the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots.

Check out @wattsriots50, as they unfold in real-time one of the most important examples of civil unrest in US history.

"50 years ago today, a black man was pulled over in Watts, CA. A few hours later, Los Angeles was burning."
History sounds all too familiar.

‪#‎WattsRiots50‬ ‪#‎Ferguson‬ ‪#‎Baltimore‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎MikeBrown‬

Twitter: Watts Riots 50. "This account is a modern retelling of the historic timeline of the events known as The Watts Riots of 1965. Live tweeting August 11-17."