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La Brea Station Renamed for Ethel Bradley
By City News Service
Published October 14, 2015

 

Tom and Ethel Bradley (Courtesy Photo)

The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed on Friday October 9 in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city’s longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring Black women to improve their social, educational and economic status.

“We honor Mayor Tom Bradley’s legacy of improving transportation in Los Angeles by dedicating the Expo/La Brea Station to the memory of his beloved wife, Ethel Bradley,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “With her support, Mayor Bradley laid the foundation for the rail system we enjoy today — and that we continue to build on to expand options for tomorrow. Together, we can connect our communities and live up to the example that the Bradleys set for all of us.”

The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed on Friday October 9 in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city's longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring black women to improve their social, educational and economic status. (C

The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed on Friday October 9 in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city’s longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring black women to improve their social, educational and economic status. (Courtesy Photo)

The station will now be known as the Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Station. The station serves the Metro Expo Line that runs between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, and soon to Santa Monica. Tom Bradley was mayor from 1973 to 1993. Ethel and Tom Bradley were married in 1941.

“As Los Angeles’ first African-American first lady, Ethel Bradley was a true inspiration, serving with courage, perseverance and elegance,” County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “I am proud that we are honoring her legacy by dedicating this station in her name.”

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Ethel Bradley founded a women’s volunteer group known as Las Angelenas and co-founded the Black Women’s Forum, a nonprofit aimed at improving the social status of black women. She died in 2008 at age 89. Tom Bradley died in 1998.

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