Just when I thought I’d finally compiled all of Bill Ray’s pictures of his visit to Watts in 1966 for Life magazine, I stumbled over a load of unpublished ones. Thanks to the LIFE website who recently published these with added editorial and captions.

See them all here LIFE magazine 

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“William Solomon (right, in his home in Watts) commands a big Watts street gang, which he openly admits took an active part in the riot. A champion hurdler in high school, he has no job but does have a police record and is on probation for assault. With two followers shown with him, he helps now at Westminster [Neighborhood Association], uses his influence to keep order there and, by his interest, gives its program a certain prestige in the streets.”

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