Charlotta Amanda <I>Spears</I> Bass

Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass

Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Death 12 Apr 1969 (aged 95)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 7125785 · View Source
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African American newspaper publisher. She was highly instrumental in Black Los Angeles political circles for many years with her newspaper, the California Eagle, which she published for 39 years. She was very active in liberal Los Angeles politics for years, and was a heavy campaigner for Henry Wallace's 1948 presidential bid. She was the vice presidential nominee for the Progressive party in 1952. Her campaign called for peace with the USSR, an end to the Korean War, and more emphasis on civil rights and women's rights. Despite losing the election by a wide margin, she received only 0.2 percent of the votes, she made an impact with her campaign, running under the slogan "Win or lose, we win by raising the issues."

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass (13 Feb 1874–12 Apr 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7125785, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .