Charlotta bass

The northeast weather did not seem good for her health, and Southern California was drawing people for the better climate. There we shared in the labor of building a platform stone by stone, choosing candidates, creating a new political party—as equals.

After an unsuccessful campaign for Congress, in Bass became the first black woman candidate for the office of U. This did little to slow her political ambitions, however, and inafter nearly 40 years as the managing editor and publisher of the Eagle, Bass sold the paper and began preparations for what would be her greatest challenge.

Bass was the first African American woman to be nominated for Vice President.

Charlotta Bass

When she Charlotta bass twenty years old, she moved to live with her brother in Providence, Rhode Islandwhere she worked for the Providence Watchman. Furious, the California Klan ramped up its harassment of Bass, calling her Charlotta bass all hours of the day and night.

Charlotta bass become ill, he turned the operations of the Eagle over to Spears. She died in Los Angeles on April 12, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Neimore had killed himself trying to make the paper a go, and how did the young woman figure that she could do what he failed to do?

The newspaper served as a source of both information and inspiration for the black community, which was often ignored or negatively portrayed by the predominant white press. Kate Kelly Charlotta Spears Bass We want peace and we shall have freedom.

We thought to destroy Hitlerism—but its germ took root right here. Public Domain Charlotta Bass was a feminist, a crusading journalist, and a major African American activist on the West Coast through the first half of the twentieth century. Despite losing the election by a wide margin—Bass and her running mate received only 0.

In the South there stood Amy Mallard, the Wartinsville Seven, and unnamed hundreds of unavenged deaths that cried out. Here in this party was the political home for me and for my people.

No, this new uprising of Terror was not confirmed to the South. Philip Randolph as he fought against discrimination in hiring for railroad jobs.

Throughout her journalistic and political careers Bass fought for the rights of African Americans across a range of practical issues. Bythe Eagle employed a staff of twelve and published twenty pages a week. Church in John H.

Charlotta Spears Bass

We fight to live. After World War I, municipalities began to pass restrictive covenants limiting certain neighborhoods to white only. Beginning in the mids she came under FBI surveillance which compiled an extensive file on her. In she went to Los Angeles, where she began working part-time at the Eagle, a newspaper published for a predominantly black readership.

With Charlotta working as managing editor, the couple used the newspaper Charlotta bass vehemently attack racial discrimination and segregation.

Memoirs From the Pages of a Newspaper, Bass recalled their reactions: In her autobiography, she writes that she visited him during his illness, and he asked that she keep the paper alive after his death.

These stories are about Americans - people just like you - who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Shall my people support a new war to create new oppressions?

Eight of these ten were Negroes. They never found fault with Bass or with her newspaper but she was subjected to surveillance for the rest of her life.

And seven of these eight were Negro women. It is a great honor to be chosen as a pioneer. This dedication would lead her into battles with many powerful foes. It strikes my people who live in Harlem 4, to the square block, so crowded that all of America could be put into half of New York.

Bass had no dreams of winning but she campaigned with the motto: She campaigned for vice president of the United States and used the resulting media coverage to call attention to such issues. I will continue to cry out against police brutality against any people, as I did in the infamous zoot suit riots in Los Angeles inwhen I went into dark alleys and reached scared and badly beaten Negro and Mexican American boys, some of them children, from the clubs and knives of city police.

Spears worked for the Providence Watchman for about ten years.

A Look Back at When a Black, Female Newspaper Editor Took on the KKK in L.A.

Charlotta Bass left Image Ownership: She was the sixth child of eleven. Johnson moved back in.Charlotta Bass was a feminist, a crusading journalist, and a major African American activist on the West Coast through the first half of the twentieth century.

Born Charlotta Amanda Spears in Sumter, South Carolina in orshe migrated first to Rhode Island, and into Los Angeles. Charlotta Spears Bass was an influential black woman who owned Charlotta bass newspaper and used it to fight for issues that affected African-Americans in the first half of the 20th century.

Charlotta Spears Bass was a journalist and activist who, as editor of the California Eagle, championed African-American equality and freedom. Born on February 14,in Sumter, South Carolina Born: Feb 14, Charlotta Amanda Bass () Newspaper publisher-editor, civil rights activist.

Bass was born in Sumter, South Carolina on February 14, She relocated to California in for health. Charlotta Bass was not a woman who’d let fear get in her way.

As editor and owner of the now-defunct California Eagle from toBass was dedicated to the advancement of black and brown. Charlotta Bass was born in Sumter, South Carolina on February 14, She relocated to California in for health reasons.

Charlotta Bass took over control of The California Eagle, upon the death of the paper's founder, John James Neimore, in and served as its publisher until She and her husband Joseph Bass, who had served as editor of the Topeka Plain Dealer and the Montana.

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