Bradley’s Dramatic Battle for Los Angeles City Hall, 1969

Aired: 2/1/2016 | 0:03:42 | Clip
In 1969, four years after the Watts Riot, in a nation torn apart by political turmoil, in a conservative city with an overwhelmingly white population, African American Tom Bradley set out to do the impossible - run for mayor of Los Angeles. Incumbent Mayor Sam Yorty fights back with a campaign fueled by racism and redbaiting, in one of the meanest, roughest campaigns in modern American history.