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, 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. advent: 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 social gathering 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 staff get together and African americans / Dwonna Naomi Goldstone -- Civil rights activists and the achieve for political energy / Jean Van Delinder -- Jesse Jackson : run, Jesse, run! / James M. Smallwood -- Lenora department Fulani : tough the foundations 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 desire, an agent for swap / Paul Finkelman

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His frustration and anger grew when the federal government turned down—without explanation— his application for a job in Chicago utilizing both his Signal Corps training and his work in radio. Ford was convinced this rejection was because of his race. He managed to get a job with the post office as a dispatcher and soon joined the postal workers’ union. During this time he supported the first organizing efforts by A. Philip Randolph to establish the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. His increasing political activism, however, resulted in his dismissal from his job.

For African Americans by the end of the century the choices seemed dismal. The two-party system by 1900 provided minimal access or support for black Americans. More and more blacks turned to independent political movements such as statewide all-black political parties. They pushed that independence increasingly in the twentieth century. Partially that meant, in the North, forming relationships with the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party, once the party of African American freedom.

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