The dapper rebels of Los Angeles, 1966

“In the summer of 1965, riots broke out in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. Over a six-day period, 34 people were killed, 1,032 injured and over 3,438 arrests were made. In 1966, LIFE magazine revisited the site of the worst riots America had ever seen in its history. The photo essay depicting the region’s ‘fearsome street gangs’ however, turned out more like a fashion shoot for dapper style…”

Found here, read more about it and see more photos on LIFE’s own page, here.

photo: Bill Ray

  • miriamethel

    I knoow!!

  • emma

    såg bilderna på tumblr. Blev brutalt inspirerad.