BHM: screening of film about former LA mayor Bradley Feb.18

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BHM: screening of film about former LA mayor Bradley Feb.18

In continued observance of Black History Month at Fresno State, the Africana Studies Program presents a screening of the film “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in Engineering East, room 191. Tom Bradley was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 and became the first African-American mayor of a major American city with a majority white population. The 56-minute documentary is narrated by actress and political activist Alfre Woodard. Discussant for the presentation will be Caitlin Parker, a graduate student at UCLA who is writing his dissertation on Bradley, tentatively titled “Mayor Bradley’s Los Angeles: Urban Governance in an Era of Austerity, 1973-1993.” The campus screening is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Certificate Program. INFO: Dr. De Anna Reese, coordinator of the Africana Studies Program, at 559.278.2832. Original press release.