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Preview Of CNN’s Special ‘Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King’

Thursday (March 3) 20 years to the day that Rodney King forever became a symbol of police brutality, and CNN anchor Don Lemon will premiere an exclusive interview with King. to retrace the events of that morning in 1991. In the special, called “Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King”, a 45-year-old King talks to Lemon and takes a closer look at the riots that divided LA and the nation. They also discuss King being a symbol of police brutality…
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Rodney King in 1991
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Rap, Riots & Rodney: How Rodney King Changed Hip-Hop

On March 3rd, 1991, what started off as just another case of a brotha gettin’ beat down by the po-po, would set off a chain of events that would forever change the socio-political dynamics of America, especially for the hip-hop generation. Although, the beating of Rodney King — by four Los Angeles police officers — happened 20 years ago, the shock waves from the event are still being felt today. To grasp the gravity of the situation…
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