Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley
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This paper describes the life and important contributions of Tom Bradley, Los Angeles's first African-American mayor, and the longest serving mayor thus far in the United States. The paper points out that despite the fact that Bradley's grandfather was a slave in the American South, Bradley was able to rise to political power through close ties to his community in LA over the course of several decades. The paper shows how he remains an important local and national figure to this day.
From the Paper:"In 1973 Tom Bradley became Los Angeles' first African-American mayor. Born the grandson of a slave and the son of sharecroppers in 1917, Bradley's rise to the role of one of the first African-American mayors of such a large city in the United States was indeed remarkable (Colburn 25-26). Bradley had a long and detailed history as a resident, police officer, lawyer, and politician in the Los Angeles area before winning the mayoral seat in 1973. As is unfortunately still the case even in today's world of life and politics, Bradley's African-American heritage was a major point of political and personal contestation for the mayor, before and after he..."
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Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/los-angeles-mayor-tom-bradley-141838/
"Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley" 01 December 2008. Web. 23 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/los-angeles-mayor-tom-bradley-141838/>