Watts Cooking -- Vintage [Pinback]
No Place: No Publisher. Unbound. Watts Cooking We Want Work. Presumed circa 1965. 1" in diameter. Stickpin style back.
A pinback using harsh humor to highlight the systemic racism against African-Americans in Los Angeles that isolated and segregated them through zoning and building laws, and the placement of freeways in the community. As well, a lack of well-paying jobs available to the African-American community and continued violence against African-Americans by white police led to the Watts Riots or Rebellion in 1965. The uprising spanned six days and resulted in 34 deaths and widespread property damage. NEAR FINE.