Summary: reluctant figure in one of the grimmest chapters in Los Angeles history whose arrest in 1965 along with two of her grown sons had ignited the first Watts riots in six turbulent days that left 34 dead, thousands injured, and millions of dollars in property damaged or destroyed as they were later eclipsed by the far more destructive 1992 riots, which was set off by the acquittal of five white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: May 13, 1916
Died: June 10, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California