LA 92: 25 Years After the Rodney King Riots, History is Still Repeating Itself

Written by Sharee Silero

“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.” – Frederick Douglass, 1852

Douglass’ quote opens LA 92, a documentary film about the 25th anniversary of the Rodney King riots of 1992. It features rare footage and a raw, gripping view of King’s beating, the racially motivated murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins less than two weeks later, and the riots that destroyed Los Angeles neighborhoods.

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