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Documentary celebrates the impossible dream of LA's first black mayor

by Chris Greenspon | Off-Ramp®

Five-term LA Mayor Tom Bradley speaks at AIDS Walk LA 1988. Credit: Mr Flikker/Creative Commons Mr Flikker

A screening of the documentary "Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream,"  will take place on Feb. 12 at LA's First AME Church

Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles for five terms, starting in 1973. The documentary was funded by Cal Humanities through the California Documentary Project.

"Bradley’s 1973 election made history and was a political first in America—he was the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city elected without a black majority. 'Tom Bradley’s Impossible Dream' provides historical perspective on many issues and themes that are still critically relevant today—race and politics, police and minority communities, shifting urban demographics." - Cal Humanities

Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream: Sample Clip

Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor, who made the film, as well as Bradley's daughter, Lorraine Bradley, will attend the First AME screening and Q&A. More screenings TBA.

First AME Church, 2270 South Harvard Blvd.,  LA CA 90018. Thursday, February 12, 6 pm.

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