By Bruce A. Glasrud
This article explores the lengthy heritage of African American applicants for President and vp, analyzing the influence 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 sustaining political events / Bruce A. Glasrud -- The Communist celebration 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 energy / Jean Van Delinder -- Jesse Jackson : run, Jesse, run! / James M. Smallwood -- Lenora department Fulani : tough the principles of the sport / Omar H. Ali -- Race activists and fringe events with a message / Charles Orson prepare dinner -- Black politicians : paving the way in which / Hanes Walton, Jr. ... [et at.] -- Colin Powell : the candidate who wasn't / Cary D. Wintz -- Barack Hussein Obama: an concept of desire, an agent for swap / Paul Finkelman
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Within a year of his enlistment he was made a non-commissioned officer. His first formal effort to challenge racism occurred in France. Following slanderous remarks by a white officer to a group of black soldiers, Ford organized a protest and filed an official complaint. The army removed the officer from his command. After the war, Ford returned to Fisk and completed his degree. He then traveled to Chicago in search of work, arriving in time to witness the attacks on the black community in the bloody summer of 1919.
It attracted leading blacks of the day including Richard Allen, Bishop of the black Methodist church, who became conference president for the first meeting, James Forten, a leading black abolitionist, and Frederick Douglass. The participants of the National Negro Conventions focused on three aspects of African American life—black unity, abolition of slavery, and the right to vote. Their goals were problematic; the vast majority of African Americans were enslaved, there was a limited number of free blacks, restrictions upon black suffrage, and prior to the Convention movement, little political or pressure group activity from blacks or whites.
More importantly, the NNC veered from its original purpose of being nonpartisan and led race activists such as A. Philip Randolph, who served as president of the NNC, to resign from the organization. Although the NNC unsuccessfully fought for an anti-lynching law, it was successful in accomplishing a number of goals such as increased black union activism, successful support of the CIO effort to organize the steel industry, and election of liberal local and national candidates, including Maury Maverick in San Antonio, but it failed to maintain the cooperative spirit and purpose of the First Congress.
African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White House by Bruce A. Glasrud