UCLA faculty experts advisory: L.A.'s 1991 Latasha Harlins case back in news
By UCLA Newsroom August 05, 2013
Anonymous fliers recently posted in South Los Angeles incorrectly suggested that a woman working at a local market was Soon Ja Du, the Korean-American shopkeeper who in 1991 shot an unarmed 15-year-old African-American girl. UCLA has an expert on the case.
Brenda Stevenson, a history professor who specializes in African-American history, is the author of the forthcoming book "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots" (Oxford University Press). Stevenson sees striking parallels between the Trayvon Martin case and the 1991 case in which a Korean shopkeeper shot and killed a 15-year-old black high school student misidentified as a shoplifter.
Stevenson can be reached by email at email@example.com, or reporters can reach the following media contacts for Stevenson:
UCLA: Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Press: Jeremy Wang-Iverson | 212-743-8305 | email@example.com