African american politicians throughout us history, including biography and photos of charlotta bass. In 1952, a woman named charlotta bass was the vice presidential candidate of the progressive party running alongside vincent hallinan she wasn't picked because the progressives were desperate she was picked because she was a political genius charlotta bass, right, crowning the winner of a. English: charlotta bass and three women, circa 1901/1910: photograph of charlotta bass, second from left, and her sister, victorine spears kinloch, left the other two women may be bass' other sisters, lillian and lena photographer: unknown: subject (personal name): kinloch, victorine spears. Charlotta amanda spears bass (february 14, 1874 – april 12, 1969) was an american educator, newspaper publisher-editor, and civil rights activist bass was probably the first african-american woman to own and operate a newspaper in the united states she published the california eagle from 1912 until 1951 in 1952. Charlotta bass, nee spears, was born on february 14, 1874 in little compton, rhode island she attended brown university, columbia university and ucla at 36 years of age, she moved to los angeles and joined the eagle later to become the california eagle john neimore was editor and publisher of the eagle and. The charlotta bass / california eagle photograph collection is comprised of almost 500 photographs that were among the personal papers and artifacts of charlotta bass, publisher of the california eagle from 1912-1951 more info here: | see more ideas about los angeles, african americans and bass. By toni starnes the black experience in america has been talked about, written about, and generally bemoaned for centuries this play, however, is a celebration it celebrates the life of an extraordinary woman that woman is charlotta bass mrs bass was a dreamer to be sure, but so much more she had the courage to.
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. Credits featuring susan anderson, writer/historian + curator, collecting los angeles, university of california, los angeles camera crew: south la heac youth ambassadors (magali bravo, jonathan contreras, britanni marie dighero, selma lozoya, cameron mccaa, adriana moreno, josue moreno, jessica orellana,. This date in 1874 marks the birthday of charlotta amanda bass she was an african american newspaper publisher, editor, and civil rights activist bass was born in sumter, south carolina on valentine's day in 1874 she relocated to california for health reasons charlotta bass took over control of the california eagle in.
The first african-american woman to own and publish a newspaper, the eagle ( later, the california eagle), charlotta bass was a tireless advocate for social c. Community historian susan d anderson talks about the myriad contributions of activist charlotta bass, owner/publisher/editor of the california eagle.
Charlotta bass charlotta amanda spears bass (february 14, 1874 april 12, 1969) was an american educator, newspaper publisher-editor, and civil rights activist bass was probably the first african-american woman to own and operate a newspaper in the united states she published the california eagle from 1912. Charlotta spears bass, née charlotta spears, (born october 1880, sumter, sc, us—died april 12, 1969, los angeles, calif), american editor and civil rights activist whose long career was devoted to aggressively publicizing and combating racial inequality charlotta spears moved to providence, rhode. 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 1912 to 1951, bass was dedicated to the advancement of black and brown people, as well as workers of all races this dedication would lead her into battles with many powerful foes.
Continuing my favorite month (my birthday month) i want to share a bit about the lives of two unknowns, charlotta bass and thelma dale perkins in particular, the latter was a quiet presence in the history of the struggle for civil rights and women's rights and more i want to state at the beginning that i know.
The newspaper became one of the leading papers of the early 1900s under the leadership of charlotta a bass, who took control of the paper after the death of neimore in 1912 she later renamed the newspaper the california eagle bass, along with her husband and a veteran journalist from kansas,. Charlotta amanda spears bass (1874-1969) is an american hero she was likely the first african american woman to own and operate a newspaper in the united states in 1952, she became the first african american woman nominated for vice president she was born on february 14, 1874 in sumter, south carolina.
On february 19, 1960, the pittsburgh courier published a review of charlotta bass's semiautobiographical book forty years: memoirs from the pages of a newspaper under bass's editorship, the california eagle, one of the oldest black newspapers in the us west, had become an important voice for challenging inequality. Theodore troy, james littlejohn, hugh macbeth, charlotta bass, and other prominent african american businesspeople from los angeles in the early 1900s looked to mexico as a land of opportunity and promise in the words of leona ellis and eugene robers, members of the community, “the mexican people and the. Civil rights hero and journalist charlotta spears bass was the editor of the african -american paper the california eagle learn more at biographycom. The paper provided housing and job information, and other information essential to surviving in a new environment the paper evolved into one of the leading papers of the day while under the control of charlotta a bass and her husband, john bass charlotta bass assumed control of the owl following.