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Koreatown was officially designated an LA neighborhood in 1978.  It's five square miles just west of downtown, between Beverly and Olympic on the North and South and, roughly, between Wilton and Crenshaw on the east and west. Among American cities, only Midtown Manhattan and Chicago's North Side are more densely populated.  Koreatown has the largest Korean population outside of Korea itself, but the largest resident group is Hispanics. During the riot, Koreatown experienced more property damage than the rest of the city put together.


Jerry Yu - Cal State Fullerton, Kai Ma - Asian-American Writers Workshop - @kai_ma, Alex Ko - filmmaker

Warren Olney

Frances Anderton