Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

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Video duration: 55:40Expires: 03/06/16Video has closed captioning.

Thirty-five years before Barack Obama’s election as President, the question of race and the possibility of bridging racial barriers were put to the test in an overlooked story in American politics: Tom Bradley’s 1973 election as Mayor of Los Angeles: The first African American mayor of a major U.S. city elected with an overwhelmingly white majority.