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In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class.

Odds are you’ve never heard of him.  https://www.latimes.com/projects/larger-than-life-podcast/ 

Big Willie Robinson was a 6-foot-6, muscle-bound street racer who preached peace a quarter-mile at a time. Cops & criminals, movie stars & miscreants, Crips & Bloods—out at the drag strip, Big Willie could get them all to see eye to eye, making L.A. a safer and more unified place

But what caused this mythical force for good to fall into obscurity?

From @DanielNMiller, this is "Larger Than Life," a new podcast from the Los Angeles Times premiering July 9:  https://www.latimes.com/projects/larger-than-life-podcast/ 

Join the conversation about Big Willie Robinson and hear about the stories behind the story in our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/largerthanlifepodcast 

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