The riots stemmed from the deaths of a black child and Jewish student in Brooklyn, which created tension between the two groups. The violence lasted for three days.
Eyewitness News pulled video from its archives to show you our coverage of the events as it happened at the time of the events.
DAY 1 COVERAGE
In the video player above, watch the night-of coverage from August 19, 1991. Tim Minton reported on the riots that night, and his report included reporter Jim Dolan getting attacked while covering the events.
DAY 2 COVERAGE
Watch Tim Minton's report here:
DAY 3 COVERAGE
Watch reports from Tim Fleischer and David Novarro here:
And watch the later report from Tappy Phillips here:
DAY 5 COVERAGE
Watch early reports from Tim Fleischer and David Novarro here:
Ten years after the riots, Eyewitness News reporter Jim Dolan was there when the two families met for the first time. Watch his report here: