The PBS documentary that explores race, coalitions, police brutality and police reform, and shows how an
election made a difference.
Broadcast on 311 PBS stations, reaching 96% of the top 25 markets nationwide
Narrated by Alfre Woodard
2016 – 57 minutes, closed-captioned
THE STORY OF AN ELECTION WHICH MADE A DIFFERENCE!
During this tumultuous 2016 election season, BRIDGING THE DIVIDE tells the story of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley—the nation’s first African American mayor elected in an overwhelming white city.
Mayor for an unprecedented 20 years, Tom Bradley transformed the city of Los Angeles into a world-class metropolis and became a formidable force for change in American politics.
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE raises critical issues about race, coalitions and policing in urban America. It is especially relevant during these times when the nation is at a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice and police brutality.
Photographs in the Gallery and throughout this website are courtesy of the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, the California African American Museum, the personal collections of the Tom Bradley family, and Tom Bradley staff members including Phil Depoian, Adrian Dove, Bee Canterbury Lavery, Craig Lawson, Wilfred Marshall, Jeff Matsui, Wanda Moore, and Bill Raphiel.