Pioneer Charlotta Bass: No Half-Hearted

Must be reminded of Adlai Ewing Stevenson and Vincent Hallinan, the documents in the case of the American presidential election in 1952 against Dwight D. Eisenh

Pioneer Charlotta Bass: No Half-Hearted

Must be reminded of Adlai Ewing Stevenson and Vincent Hallinan, the documents in the case of the American presidential election in 1952 against Dwight D. Eisenhower, again? No. But to the woman, who was a candidate for the Vice-presidency in the race: Charlotta Bass. She was the first Black who applied for this post. Not for Republicans, not for Democrats, but for the Progressive Party.

Charlotta Bass had no Chance. Hallinan, a white lawyer, whose Deputy is to be had, barely got the 150,000 votes. Nevertheless, it is worth it, this woman look at it more closely. Born in 1874, she came originally from South Carolina, but lived since 1910, and until her death in 1969 in California, where she inherited in 1912 the editorship of the newspaper "The Eagle" from your founder.

you fought against the Ku-Klux-Klan

Also here a pioneer, she led the newspaper as the first African-American in this role until 1951. Renamed "The California Eagle", it was regarded for a while as the most influential publication in the black population on the West coast. Charlotta Bass fought in their editorials as an activist in the civil rights movement for reforms in the electoral law, the labour market, in the case of the police, who had at that time already a problem of Violence. Fought against the Ku Klux Klan and against the racist Stereotypes that were produced in Hollywood, as in 1914, in "The Birth of a Nation", a Klansleuten to today's popular movie.

Politically, they stand first of all, the Republicans close, for which you as the voter was registered (to her at a campaign event striking was that you had to do it with a segregated party), then the Democrats, for their candidate, Franklin D. Roosevelt voted, because you made sense to his policy of the New Deal.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 05:19

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