Correction: We incorrectly say that Reginald Denny died after being pulled from his truck and beaten during the Los Angeles race riots 20 years ago. In fact, Denny is still alive.
Two decades after his videotaped beating by four Los Angeles police officers and his public plea, "Can we all get along," Rodney King has died. The beating incident started new, painful conversations on race relations in America.
Read Some Of The Op-Eds:
- Rodney King Dies In Swimming Pool At Age 47
- Rodney King: 'What I Had To Do Was Make It Better'
- Rodney King On How He Wanted To Be Remembered
- Washington Post Editorial Board, 'Rodney King, L.A. Police Beating Victim, Dies'
- Jesse Washington in the Associated Press: 'Rodney King's Plea Measures His Lasting Meaning'
- Paul Toohey in the Herald Sun: 'Rodney King's Legacy To Civil Rights In America'
- Reuters: '1991 L.A. Police Beating Victim Rodney King Found Dead'
- James Braxton Pearson in The Daily Beast: 'What Rodney King's Death Symbolizes For The Black Community'
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