The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year.  Read more:   Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence  Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A.  Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year. Read more: Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A. Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year.  Read more:   Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence  Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A.  Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year. Read more: Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A. Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

How the L.A. Times covered the 1965 Watts Riots - Documents - Los Angeles Times

How the L.A. Times covered the 1965 Watts Riots - Documents - Los Angeles Times

The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year.  Read more:   Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence  Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A.  Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

The Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize for local spot news reporting for the paper's coverage of the Watts riots. Here's a look at the front pages during the height of the unrest in August 1965, as well a seven-part series, called "The View From Watts," which ran in October that year. Read more: Stunned by the Watts riots, the L.A. Times struggled to make sense of the violence Traffic stop was the spark that ignited days of destruction in L.A. Full coverage: Watts Riots R...

Los Angeles police officers stand guard as debris is cleared from the intersection of Avalon Boulvard and Imperial Highway during the Watts riots, photographed by Ray Graham for Los Angeles Times (August 13, 1965).

Los Angeles police officers stand guard as debris is cleared from the intersection of Avalon Boulvard and Imperial Highway during the Watts riots, photographed by Ray Graham for Los Angeles Times (August 13, 1965).

50 Years Later, These 8 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

50 Years Later, These 8 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

50 Years Later, These 8 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

50 Years Later, These 8 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

Noah Purifoy transformed the wreckage from the 1965 Watts riots into art, and in doing so, he transformed much more.

Noah Purifoy transformed the wreckage from the 1965 Watts riots into art, and in doing so, he transformed much more.

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