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The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943  

The Zoot Suit Riots were violent clashes during which mobs of U.S. servicemen, off-duty police officers, and civilians brawled with young Latinos in Los Angeles. The June 1943 riots took their name from the baggy suits worn by many minority youths during that era, but the violence was more about racial tension than fashion. Local papers framed the racial attacks as a vigilante response to an immigrant crime wave, and police generally restricted their arrests to the Latinos who fought back. Come learn about this divisive time in California's history. THIS COURSE WILL MEET ONLINE VIA ZOOM.

 

The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943
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Instructor: Barry Schoenfeld, BS Fee: $30.00
Course Dates & Time: W, 3/10/2021 - 3/24/2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time
# Sessions: 3
Location: Online