This Week in Black History

Entertainer Lena Horne and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley attend a party on Monday, Sept. 22, 1986 at New York's Pierre Hotel in New York. The party was held in honor of Mayor Bradley. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)

May 29, 1973

Despite a sometime hostile and racially tinged campaign, former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom Bradley, the grandson of a former slave, defeats incumbent LA mayor Sam Yorty to becoming the city’s first black chief executive.

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