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/ …
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