Biographies

"The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption"

Rodney King

About the Program

On April 24, 2012 Rodney King recounted his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991.  Mr. King recalled the riots in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four officers in the case and reports on his own legal problems and alcohol addiction.  Mr. King spoke at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 

Rodney King died on June 17, 2012.

About the Authors

Rodney King

Rodney King was the victim in a police brutality case with the Los Angeles Police Department that occurred on March 3, 1991.  He co-authored The Riot Within with Lawrence Spagnola. 


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"The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption"

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  • Monday, August 27th at 6:30pm (ET)
  • Monday, August 27th at 10:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, May 27th at 2pm (ET)
  • Sunday, May 13th at 4:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 29th at 10pm (ET)
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