Closing Night Mayors' Celebration | Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race


Smithsonian National Museum of American HistorySat, Jul 22, 2017 7:00 PM Not Available


A night celebrating the first wave of Black mayors in major US cities, starting with LA’s Tom Bradley, the subject of BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE. The film tells the story of the Los Angeles Mayor—the nation's first African-American mayor elected in an overwhelmingly 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

Following the film, we will hold a conversation with former mayors Richard Hatcher, Gary, IN; Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, PA;  Anthony Foxx, Charlotte, NC and Mayor Johnny Ford, Tuskegee, AL.
This event will be hosted by former Mayor Ron Kirk, Dallas, TX.
Music for the event is produced by Nolan Williams, NEWorks Productions.

Sponsored by Prudential. In partnership with the African-American Mayors Association and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Saturday, July 22 | 7:00 p.m.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
14th St and Constitution Ave, NW

Tickets: Free with Reservation