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1992 Los Angeles uprising: Skyline today
Thirty years later, the beating of Rodney King and the shooting death of Latasha Harlins continue to reverberate in Los Angeles and throughout the country. (Photo/iStock)

‘Like a stick of dynamite’: USC scholars reflect on legacy of 1992 L.A. uprising and police beating of Rodney King

USC experts remember the events that led up to the violence and protests, and consider more recent violence against Blacks including George Floyd and Eric Garner and fatal confrontations between vigilantes and Black citizens.

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Biddy Mason and Robynn Cox
Biddy Mason, left, was a freed slave and the fourth great-grandmother of USC assistant professor Robynn Cox, right. (Photos, from left: Courtesy of Robynn Cox; Courtesy of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work)

Social work professor reflects family legacy in criminal justice research

Robynn Cox believes her family’s history with social justice and her desire for fairness laid the groundwork for her research career at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.