By Bruce A. Glasrud
This article explores the lengthy background of African American applicants for President and vp, interpreting the impression of every candidate at the American public, in addition to the contribution all of them made towards advancing racial equality in the USA. creation: The African American quest for the presidency / Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz -- starting the trek : Douglass, Bruce, Black conventions, autonomous political events / Bruce A. Glasrud -- The Communist occasion of the us 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 celebration and African american citizens / Dwonna Naomi Goldstone -- Civil rights activists and the succeed in for political strength / 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 prepare 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 proposal of wish, an agent for switch / Paul Finkelman
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The 1843 convention, held in Buffalo, New York, for example, called for support of the Liberty Party and the right to vote for all people. The 1848 convention elected Frederick Douglass its president, even though a serious rift emerged between moderates and militants. Douglass himself did not support political activism over “moral suasion” until the early 1850s. The concluding National Convention of Colored Citizens through the Civil War occurred in 1864 in Syracuse, New York when Douglass once more was elected president.
Washington gave his famous speech at Atlanta) Douglass received patronage appointments from his party. His loyalty to the Republicans even overcame political opportunity; in 1872 the Equal Rights Party offered him its candidacy for vice president to run along with Victoria Woodhull but he turned it down. Later his own party recognized him; in 1888 Douglass received a few delegate votes for vice president at the Republican Party convention. Douglass viewed the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln; the party that freed the black slaves.
Ohio congressman Louis Stokes garnered “favorite son” votes for president. That year the Socialist Equality Party selected Helen Halyard as its presidential nominee, and Larry Holmes was chosen by the Workers World Party to be the vice president. Ronald Daniels, formerly Jesse Jackson’s campaign advisor for Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, received the nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party, the Campaign for a New Tomorrow Party, and the New Jersey Independent Party as their nominee for president.