Charlotta Bass

Charlotta Bass

Actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson speaks with fellow activist and California Eagle editor and publisher Charlotta Bass. Image from the Los Angeles Daily News, 1949 and courtesy of the University of California-Los Angeles Library.

(1874-1969) Born in Sumter, SC, Charlotta Bass was a newspaper publisher in Los Angeles, California, and the first African-American woman on a Presidential campaign ticket in a United States presidential election.

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