The Worst Lynching in CA History was in Chinatown, LA

1871 Massacre - Support Ethnic Studies

One of the bloodiest nights in Los Angeles history took place 150 years ago, on October 24, 1871, when at least 18 Chinese (about 10 percent of L.A.’s Chinese population at the time) were slaughtered by an angry mob of Angelenos. Why does almost no one know about it today?