Tom Bradley was an iconic Angeleno.
The son of sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley became an ambitious student, exceptional UCLA track star, respected LAPD officer, and ultimately a five term mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993.
Now filmmakers Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor bring us the first documentary on Bradley - connecting with more than 100 people who knew him, including family and friends, staffers, and critics.
"Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" will air on PBS SoCal (KOCE) this Tuesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. and tonight at Laemmle Town Center in Encino with a filmmaker Q&A.
What are your memories of Bradley?
Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA; Academic advisor for "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race"
Robert C. Farrell, a Freedom Rider in the 1960s who became an LA City Councilmember (1974-1991); Currently a member of the steering committee of the Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance