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Book TV at UCLA: Brenda Stevenson, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots"

Brenda Stevenson

About the Program

Brenda Stevenson discussed her book, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins," about the 1991 killing of a 15-year-old African-American girl by a Korean store owner in Los Angeles.  Prof. Stevenson argues that this event and the outcome of the trial that followed acted as a catalyst for the 1992 Los Angeles riots.  This interview is part of Book TV's College Series.              

About the Authors

Brenda Stevenson

Brenda Stevenson is a professor of history at UCLA.  She is the author of "Life in Black & White: Family and Community in the Slave South." 


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Book TV at UCLA: Brenda Stevenson, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots"

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  • Saturday, September 13th at 5:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, August 24th at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Monday, August 18th at 1am (ET)
  • Sunday, August 17th at 1pm (ET)
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