Today in civil rights history
On this day in 1973
On this day in 1973, Tom Bradley became mayor of Los Angeles — the first Black mayor of a predominantly white major city in the U.S.
On This Day is a daily series by Jerry Mitchell of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting at Mississippi Today recounting historic moments in Civil Rights history.
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