By Bruce A. Glasrud
This article explores the lengthy heritage of African American applicants for President and vice chairman, studying the influence of every candidate at the American public, in addition to the contribution all of them made towards advancing racial equality in the United States. 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 USA 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 staff get together 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 : 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 way in which / Hanes Walton, Jr. ... [et at.] -- Colin Powell : the candidate who wasn't / Cary D. Wintz -- Barack Hussein Obama: an proposal of desire, an agent for switch / Paul Finkelman
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They strove for black unity and worked to further the civil, economic, and political rights of African Americans. On the other hand, they generally discovered that the Convention movements’ diversity, whether of the pre-Civil War, the 1930s, or the 1970s, was also one of its biggest challenges since the diversity sometimes precluded black unity. The African American political community was not monolithic. It would take pursuing other types of challenges and strategies for African Americans to “breakthrough,” to borrow a term from Gwen Ifill, to ascend to the presidency.
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The years, the efforts, the struggles, and the challenges have been numerous and Introduction • 15 seemingly insurmountable. More than fifty individuals, African Americans all, have considered, been voted for, been selected by political parties, and have pursued that elusive quest. Why? Obviously the answers vary widely, and yet are surprisingly similar—for ego, for pride, for the race, to help African Americans achieve recognition, to bring about change, for reform, to overturn a white way of life.