Today in History: Zoot Suit Riots Begin

  June 3, 1943:  A group of 50-60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory attacked anyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.   What is a Zoot Suit? A man’s suit of an exaggerated style, characterized by a long, loose jacket with padded shoulders and high-waisted tapering trousers, popular in […]

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