The national museum of african american history and culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of african american life,. An outspoken civil rights advocate who ran for the office of vice president of the united states in 1952, charlotta bass was a hero she would argue otherwise if. Today's page looks at charlotta bass, a journalist, activist and vice-presidential candidate who also ran the most important black newspaper in.
Episodes of this show charlotta bass hhla37 22 minutes | feb 28 play play this show the mount wilson observatory hhla36 26 minutes | jan 20. Charlotta bass was a trailblazing journalist and fierce advocate for civil rights, but few angelenos have heard of her name this episode tells the story. A weekly newspaper for african americans published by charlotta bass (more about her another time) has been digitized and uploaded to. On february 19, 1960, the pittsburgh courier published a review of charlotta bass's semiautobiographical book forty years: memoirs from the pages of a.
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. Charlotta amanda bass (1874-1969) newspaper publisher-editor, civil rights activist bass was born in sumter, south carolina on february 14, 1874. He became a printer, working for charlotta bass, who owned the california eagle newspaper which served south central, watts, willowbrook. Baldwin psychologist, founder american psychological association, author david ball singer, songwriter bernard baruch statesman charlotta bass educator,.
Are you livingjpg dsc_0048jpg bessie colemanjpg booker t washingtonjpg buttheburdenjpg charlotta bassjpg diane nashjpg dsc_0035jpg. In the mid-1920s, a group of black los angeles professionals headed by insurance man norman o houston and newspaper publisher charlotta bass came. Powerful prose helped animate the movement to abolish slavery ida b wells and charlotta bass, journalists who risked their lives to report on racial violence.
Continuing my favorite month (my birthday month) i want to share a bit about the lives of two unknowns, charlotta bass and thelma dale. Charlotta bass with businessmen outside the offices of the california eagle throughout the newspaper's history, its editorial and business. Among the library's major archival collections are the papers of civil liberties defender leo gallagher, california eagle editor and publisher charlotta bass, and. In 1952, a woman named charlotta bass was the vice presidential candidate of the progressive party running alongside vincent hallinan.
Robeson had a powerful bass-baritone voice and a commanding presence on african-american newspaper run by activist charlotta bass. Charlotta bass moved from south carolina to california in 1910, and secured a job as the editor of the eagle newspaper, where she also met. 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.