Aug. 12, 2020
A Magnificent Agent Of Remarkable Change; In Her Words, My Voice; Charlotta Bass
This female warrior of words, deeds, and actions was possibly the very first Black African-American woman who owned and operated a newspaper in this country. The American Eagle was the largest black-owned and operated newspaper on the west coast. In addition, Charlotta Bass was the first African-American woman to be nominated for the office of Vice President of the United States in 1952 by the Progressive Party. So she was indeed a woman whose recognitions to delivering equality and justice to peoples of color must never be underestimated nor forgotten. Today I salute Charlotta Bass, in her words, my voice, because our black history need not ever have be a black mystery. Today I will read Charlotta Bank’s acceptance speech given for the nomination of Vice President of The United States Of America representing The Progressive Party.