Lost LA

The Riots of Griffith Park

Clip: Season 4 Episode 1 | 5m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

The Merry-Go-Round at Griffith Park is a popular recreational activity, especially for parents and their children. The idyllic place is also the venue where Walt Disney purportedly first saw the glimmers of a future Disneyland. But in 1961, the Merry-Go-Round wasn't so merry; it became the site of a race riot that challenged Griffith J. Griffith's vision of a park for the people.

Aired: 10/15/19

Rating: NR

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