African Americans and the Presidency explores the long history of African American candidates for President and Vice President, examining the impact of each candidate on the American public, as well as the contribution they all made toward advancing racial equality in America. Each chapter takes the story one step further in time, through original essays written by top experts, giving depth to these inspiring candidates, some of whom are familiar to everyone, and some whose stories may be new.
Presented with illustrations and a detailed timeline, African Americans and the Presidency provides anyone interested in African American history and politics with a unique perspective on the path carved by the predecessors of Barack Obama, and the meaning their efforts had for the United States.
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About the Author
Bruce A. Glasrud is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay and retired Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. Among his co-edited publications are Black Women in Texas History and Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology.
Cary D. Wintz is Professor of History at Texas Southern University. His most recent works include serving as co-editor of The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, and authoring Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The African American Quest for the Presidency
Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz
1 Beginning the Trek—Douglass, Bruce, Black
Conventions, Independent Political Parties
Bruce A. Glasrud
2 The Communist Party of the United States and African
American Political Candidates
David Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison
3 Charlotta A. Bass—Win Or Lose, We Win
4 Shirley Chisholm—A Catalyst for Change
Maxine D. Jones
5 The Socialist Workers Party and African Americans
Dwonna Naomi Goldstone
6 Civil Rights Activists and the Reach for Political Power
Jean Van Delinder
7 Jesse Jackson—Run, Jesse, Run!
James M. Smallwood
8 Lenora Branch Fulani—Challenging the Rules of the Game
Omar H. Ali
9 Race Activists and Fringe Parties with a Message
Charles Orson Cook
10 Black Politicians—Paving the Way
Hanes Walton, Jr., Josephine A. V. Allen,
Sherman C. Puckett, and Donald R. Deskins, Jr.
11 Colin Powell—The Candidate Who wasn’t
Cary D. Wintz
12 Barack Hussein Obama—An Inspiration of Hope, an
Agent for Change
Blacks and the Presidency: A Selected Bibliography