1952 - CHARLOTTA A. BASS - POLITICS - First African-American woman to nominated for a nartional political office. --- Mrs. Charlotta A. Bass, Progressive Party candidate for Vice President, is shown ... more 
1952 - CHARLOTTA A. BASS - POLITICS - First African-American woman to nominated for a nartional political office. --- Mrs. Charlotta A. Bass, Progressive Party candidate for Vice President, is shown as she told a news conference today that the US should "STOP SHOOTING NOW" in Korea and negotiate afterwards. Mrs. Bass, a Negro, said she sees no progress towards Civil Rights under the present administration and no hope of progress under the present Democratic and Republican nominees. She further stated that the Progressive Party polled 1,000,000 votes in 1948 and expected to pull as many this November. October 16, 1952, Washington, DC. (Bettmann/CORBIS) less 
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