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What Do You Remember? 

Were you in Southern California in 1965? Do you remember the Watts Rebellion? Tell us about it. Have your words live on to inform future generations.

Watts Rebellion Oral History Project

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, we will be conducting video interviews for the CSUDH Watts Rebellion Oral History Project to capture the experiences of a diverse cross-section of people who lived through and were impacted by the events that took place from August 11 to 17, 1965. These oral histories will contribute to the preservation of the history of the Watts Rebellion in our University Archives.

Download flyer [PDF] or email University Communications for more information.

Written Memories

We are also interested in those who would like to tell their story in writing. Email your memories or story, along with your name and telephone number, to University Communications.


Kenneth Ford remembers hurrying home from his music lesson. Read more...

Judy Radeke remembers sitting on the slide in her backyard as the National Guard drove down her alley. Read more...

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