purcHAse THE DVD

The DVD has bonus features and is closed captioned.
Add a poster to any order for $20.



Includes public performance license


Community Colleges

Includes public performance license



Library/Community orgs

Includes public performance rights


Home Video/Personal Use




Excellent addition to courses on...


• American Studies     • Political Science     • Urban Studies     • Social and Ethnic Studies     • Urban Sociology
• Public Administration     • Criminal Justice     • Africana/Afro-American Studies     • Race and Class Studies
• Public Policy     • Jewish Studies     • Chicano Studies     • Asian American Studies     • American History



If you are a student or faculty, you can stream the film for free through Kanopy. Click here to see if you have access through your educational institution.

Download the discussion guide.



  • Brown University
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • University of Pennsylvania, Haverford 
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Chapman University
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University Fullerton
  • University of Southern California
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Biola University
  • Pasadena City College
  • LA Trade Tech Community College
  • Riverside City College
  • Palomar Community College
  • University of Akron
  • Elon University
  • San Diego State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Iowa
  • Occidental College
  • George Mason University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Towson University
  • CUNY Queens
  • Central State University
  • University of LaVerne
  • Whitworth University
  • Ohio University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Humbolt State University
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Loyola Law School
  • Soka University
  • University of District of Columbia
  • University of Minnesota
  • UCLA
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Henderson State University
  • Stanford University
  • Bowie State University
  • Ball State University




TOM BRADLEY’S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is a 46-minute educational documentary designed for inclusion in 11th grade high school history and 12th grade government classes. The film is accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum for educators, which is aligned to the Common Core standards.

TOM BRADLEY'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM can be viewed by anyone in the player above. If you are a secondary or elementary school teacher, you can show the film to your class directly from the website or order a DVD. This special license is only for secondary and elementary school teachers. All other educational institutions must purchase the DVD + Site/Local Streaming License. Please contact Lyn@mayortombradley.com to purchase.

Please view and download the curriculum and discussion guide here: 

Thank you for your interest in using TOM BRADLEY’S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM as a teaching tool in your classroom.



BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE is a project of OUR L.A., a non profit corporation, established by Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor. OUR L.A. was created to increase public awareness of people and stories of Los Angeles—both historic and present-day—through audio-visual and new media projects, and through education, preservation, and outreach.