Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Bradley’s LA Becomes Polarized and Erupts into Civil Unrest

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While Mayor Bradley presides over a city polarized by race and class, anger over the beating of Rodney King, the murder of black teenager Latasha Harlins and the acquittal of LAPD officers accused of beating Rodney King, fuels the 1992 civil unrest, one of the largest urban riots in U.S. history. Mayor Bradley tries to bring the LAPD under control and force LAPD Chief Daryl Gates to resign.

Aired: 02/01/16

Rating: TV-PG

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