I could see the fires as soon as I left the First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles on that spring evening 25 years ago. I was a correspondent for Time magazine, covering the reaction to the stunning, April 29, 1992, acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers charged with the brutal, videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.
"'Burn, Baby, Burn': What I Saw as a Black Journalist Covering the L.A. Riots 25 Years Ago" is from the April 28, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sylvester Monroe and narrated by Jill Melancon.