Posts Tagged ‘Police Brutality’

Rodney King Beating

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Twenty years ago today a citizen journalist shot this video footage of LAPD officers savagely beating motorist Rodney King, media coverage of the beating set off riots that engulfed the city. Found at YouTube from terrorstorm99.

Civil Rights-Era Video Montage

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The description at YouTube from BBCMotionGalleryNYLA: The footage you are about to see is unforgettable, even unimaginable.

Both BBC News and CBS News extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement, from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Rare footage includes Freedom Summer, Malcolm X and Black Power, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a far-ranging selection of powerful, often wrenching images, our footage captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. Visit the BBC Motion Gallery for more of this dramatic footage.