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        Race, Coalitions and the Campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles | Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream

        Tom Bradley's first campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, in 1969, and his eventual election, in 1973, reveal the challenges for black and other minority candidates in elections where the majority of the voting population is white. This film examines how issues of race and ideology impact voting and shows how a powerful multiracial coalition transformed an election, laying the groundwork for the election of minority candidates nationwide, including President Barack Obama in 2008.

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