By Bruce A. Glasrud
This article explores the lengthy historical past of African American applicants for President and vice chairman, studying the effect of every candidate at the American public, in addition to the contribution all of them made towards advancing racial equality in the US. creation: The African American quest for the presidency / Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz -- starting the trek : Douglass, Bruce, Black conventions, self reliant political events / Bruce A. Glasrud -- The Communist celebration of the U.S. and African American political applicants / David Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison -- Charlotta A. Bass : win or lose, we win / Carolyn Wedin -- Shirley Chisholm : a catalyst for swap / Maxine D. Jones -- The Socialist employees social gathering and African americans / Dwonna Naomi Goldstone -- Civil rights activists and the succeed in for political energy / Jean Van Delinder -- Jesse Jackson : run, Jesse, run! / James M. Smallwood -- Lenora department Fulani : demanding the principles of the sport / Omar H. Ali -- Race activists and fringe events with a message / Charles Orson cook dinner -- Black politicians : paving the best way / Hanes Walton, Jr. ... [et at.] -- Colin Powell : the candidate who wasn't / Cary D. Wintz -- Barack Hussein Obama: an notion of desire, an agent for switch / Paul Finkelman
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Douglass viewed the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln; the party that freed the black slaves. Unfortunately, by the time of his death, the Republican Party had begun its retreat from support of black rights and from encouragement of black votes and increasingly was influenced by its “lily white” faction. Nevertheless, through the 1920s it was Republicans who continued to retain a civil rights plank in its platform, led the unsuccessful effort in Congress to make lynching a federal crime, and elected the first black congressman of the twentieth century.
In Key Issues in the Afro-American Experience, ed. Nathan I. Huggins, Martin Kilson, and Daniel M. Fox, 191–205. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. Taylor, George E. ” Voice of the Negro 1 (October 1904): 479–481. Walters, Ronald W. ” The Black Scholar 11 (March/April 1980): 22–31. ——. Freedom Is Not Enough: Black Voters, Black Candidates, and American Presidential Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. Walton, Hanes Jr. ” Negro Educational Review 19 (April 1968): 73–82. ——.
Angelo Herndon was a black Communist arrested by Atlanta authorities for attempting to incite an insurrection in 1932. As a card-carrying Communist Herndon’s offenses included receiving communist materials through the mail and publicly criticizing city officials for their handling of the poor, white and black, who sought public assistance. His attempts to organize the unemployed frightened public authorities and they arrested him under a state law that made it illegal to incite an insurrection The case quickly became a basic Freedom of Speech issue.
African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White House by Bruce A. Glasrud