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Title
Burn, Baby, Burn -- Support the Revolution A.L. - L.A.
Work Type
Political sticker
Date
1965
Location
United States
Los Angeles, California (state), United States
Description
This sticker is in reference to the Watts Riots that occurred for five days in the Watts section of Los Angeles in August of 1965 following a motorist being pulled over, which escalated into a fight with the police. It was reported that the police had hurt a pregnant women, and large-scale civil unrest followed. The riots were not directly due to this one incident, rather the long-term mistreatment by the police and discrimination in housing, employment, and schooling systems that the African-American community of Watts had faced. The slogan, "Burn, Baby, Burn" was adopted by rioters and came from the "Magnificent Montague," a disc jockey touted as being the "hottest voice on Los Angeles' leading black-oriented radio station, KGJF," according to a 1985 Los Angeles Times article.
Repository
Courtesy of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.
ID Number
sag_us_misc_historical_371.tif
Language
English
Acknowledgement
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges provided funding support for this project.
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File Properties
File Name
sag_us_misc_historical_371.tif
SSID
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