He was 80. The man whose initiatives shaped modern Los Angeles had virtually disappeared from public life since a stroke in 1996 left him unable to speak clearly. Advertisement He was pronounced dead at 9 a. [PUNIQGOOGLESNIPMIX-1
Continue reading the main story ''There wasn't a lot of flash to him,'' said Dee Dee Myers, a former White House press secretary, who worked for Mr. Bradley in the 1980's. Bradley's tenure was clouded at the beginning and at the end by racial strife. He first ran for mayor in 1969, when the Watts riots of four years earlier were still an open wound in Los Angeles.
Later that same year, Richard Hatcher was elected mayor of Gary, Indiana. This ushered in the first generation of black mayors in the US, and in the early 1970s major cities such as Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D. The first black mayor of a major southern city was Maynard Jackson, also a Democrat, who was elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia in 1973.
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