These are video resources that I use during the unit to help students understand the history of South Central, LA.

Birth of a Nation - LA Riots documentary

Video Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mdI_h65vI


Click on the user and search or click on their uploads to see all parts of the documentary.

Bastards of the Party - Gang History

Video Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uw3W136yeg


Click on the user and search or click on their uploads to see all parts of the documentary.

 

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/american-gangster-season-1/id205862647 


From the first season of the BET series, American Gangster, the first 10 minutes of the Tookie Williams episode and the entire episode on Freeway Ricky Ross are helpful in understanding gang history and the Crack Epidemic.

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