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Loud and proud: Wattstax

James Maycock, The Guardian, 20 July 2002

When Los Angeles erupted in the bloodiest racial uprising of the 1960s, the black citizens of Watts sent a message to the world, demanding that their struggle be noticed. And it was; for the social, intellectual and emotional rebellion that followed was played out to a soul soundtrack that culminated, 30 years ago, in the biggest music event of the Black Power era: Wattstax

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