Rev. Cecil ‘Chip’ Murray remembers the riots

Written by
Cecil 'Chip' Murray and Warren Olney

In the aftermath of the riots, one of our first Which Way, LA? programs was broadcast from the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Adams District, just south of the 10 Freeway not far from USC. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray took over a church with 300 members in 1977. By 1992, it was a mega-church of 18,000, including the late Mayor Tom Bradley and many other people of influence, an institution with a major impact on the social and economic life of Los Angeles. Warren talks to Rev. Murray, who now holds the John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics at USC about the riots and his new book, “Twice Tested by Fire.” Listen below: