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Fueled by this misinformation, the mobs began roaming, and the rioting began. More vehicles were damaged; people who had had nothing to do with the original incident were beaten at random. Police were threatened and harassed, and more officers were called in for added protection. One eyewitness was Betty Pleasant, at the time an editor for the Los Angeles Sentinel. She remembers: We got a couple of calls from people stating that something is happening at Imperial Highway and Central Avenue and we ought to check it out.
In the 51 Civil Unrest in the 1960s Sparked by the shooting of a fifteen-year-old black teenager, a riot ensued in 1964 in Harlem that included looting, arson, and violence. end several additional people lay dead, hundreds more were injured, over four hundred arrests were made, and millions of dollars in damage had been done. Perhaps worst of all, a pattern had been set—the Harlem– Bedford-Stuyvesant riots would serve as a blueprint for other such uprisings in the years ahead. 52 Racism in America The Harlem Fruit Riot of 1964 Before the brutal Harlem–Bedford-Stuyvesant riot of 1964, there had been an earlier conflict.
Gerald Early also noted, “A few years ago, a black lawyer told me that when, as a teenager going to school, she walked along Columbia Avenue a few days after the riot, the smashed plate glass was nearly ankle-deep. ” Many business owners simply left town without cleaning up what remained of their shops. And no new businesses replaced them, which drove the area into even deeper economic ruin. To this day Columbia Avenue remains one of the poorest sections of Philadelphia. Los Angeles (Watts), California (1965) Commonly known as the Watts riots but actually taking place throughout several sections of Los Angeles were some of the bloodiest and most costly uprisings of the decade.