This map details the destruction wrought on Korean-owned businesses — shops, liquor stores, dry cleaners, etc. — during the 1992 L.A. Riots. Many of the businesses affected are highlighted in our extensive oral history of the 4.29 events.
(Adapted from map by M. Gref for Günter Thieme and Hans Dieter Laux, Erdkunde Journal, vol. 49, issue 4. Based on data from May 6, 1992 Korea Times.)
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