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Finding Aid to the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots records, 1965 August-December
BANC MSS 74/115c  
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Description
Records of the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots, a body created by California Governor Edmund G. Brown on August 24, 1965 to conduct a thorough investigation of that summer's riots in Los Angeles.
Background
On August 24, 1965 Governor Edmund G. Brown charged the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots to establish "an accurate chronology and description of the riots and attempt to draw any lessons which may be learned from a retrospective study of these events." The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission were John A. McCone (former head of the Central Intelligence Agency) and Warren M. Christopher respectively. Members included Judge Earl S. Broady, Asa V. Call, Reverend Charles S. Cassasa, Reverend James Edward Jones, Dr. Sherman M. Mellinkoff, and Mrs. Robert G. Neumann. The Commission's report, titled Violence in the City -- An End or a Beginning?, was issued on December 2, 1965. The Commission concluded that the riots had roots in serious and deeply engrained social problems, including poverty, inequality, unemployment, racial discrimination, and police brutality.
Extent
Number of containers: 28 cartons, 4 boxes, 3 cardfile boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 40
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Availability
Collection is open for research.