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Funeral for Bishop H.H. Brookins to be held June 1

The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, right, shown in 1972, encouraged the career of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Funeral services for Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins, a former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, will be held June 1 at the church, his family and church officials have announced.

The services for Brookins, who also was a civil rights leader and political power broker for Democratic politicians, will be held that Friday at 11 a.m. at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles.

The 86-year-old died Tuesday after a long illness.

Brookins was a longtime mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former U.S. Rep. Diane Watson and many others.

Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood will follow the funeral.


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Photo: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, is shown in 1972 with mentor Hamel Hartford Brookins.

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