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Looking back at the life of LA Mayor Tom Bradley




Former mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley.
Former mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley.
Former mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley.


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In 1973, Los Angeles became the first American city to do something that would have a huge political effect. Voters elected Tom Bradley, an African American man, as mayor.

His life and political career are highlighted in the new documentary, Bridging the Divide, one of the films this will be showcased this weekend at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

We talk to the director of the film, Lyn Goldfarb as well as his eldest daughter, Lorraine Bradley.