Lot of 3 pinbacks related to the Watts Riots, comprising:
Burn Baby Burn!, diam. 1.25 in. Orange with black text. -- Sons of Watts, diam. 2.25 in. Red with black text. -- Watts Summer Festival 67' Aug. 10, 11, 12, 13, diam. 2.25 in. Yellow with black text.
The Watts Riots, sometimes known as the Watts Rebellion, broke out on August 11, 1965 in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles. Lasting 6 days, the violence resulted in 34 deaths, 1032 injuries, and over 4,000 arrests. The powder keg of unrest was sparked after a minor traffic stop and rumors of police beating a pregnant woman but was the result of long-standing tensions between the police force and the Black community as well as other racial inequalities. The yellow pinback here is representative of several concerts and community events aimed at raising money for the Watts community.
Burn baby burn! - verso oxidized
Sons of Watts - verso scuffed
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