African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White by Bruce A. Glasrud

By Bruce A. Glasrud

This article explores the lengthy heritage of African American applicants for President and vp, interpreting 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 reliant political events / Bruce A. Glasrud -- The Communist occasion 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 switch / Maxine D. Jones -- The Socialist staff celebration 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 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 notion of desire, an agent for swap / Paul Finkelman

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Setting the stage for Obama’s challenge four years later, three African American aspirants in 2004 pursued the Democratic Party nomination— Carol Moseley-Braun, Mildred Glover, and Al Sharpton. Each came from slightly different backgrounds, but emphasized race issues as well as tackling critical issues of the day. S. senator; she continued in her presidential campaign to stress racial, social, and economic justice. Moseley-Braun, an African American firstterm, junior senator from Illinois, helped pave the way for Obama.

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