Entrepreneur and community gardener, Eve Fouché grew up in Los Angeles. She reflects on being one of three African-American girls in a Korean school when the LA Riots broke out.
“At the time I was a little black girl attending an all Korean school. It was also a cultural center, at the school they taught us about the Korean culture in its entirety. I learned how to speak and
read in Korean. During the riots there were curfew laws that were put into place… all the markets were closed and my mother had a business on Pico and Fairfax and it was probably one of the only places that was still open that was serving food, so it became a safe haven for people who were hungry… and it kind of became a place where people shared what was happening,” Fouché remembers. “A lot of different stores on the block who mistreated black people were looted.” Listen to her story below: