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Charlotta Bass speaks at a campaign rally during her race for Congress, 1950, Los Angeles

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Title:Charlotta Bass speaks at a campaign rally during her race for Congress, 1950, Los Angeles
Date:1950
Description:

Photograph of Charlotta Bass, Progressive Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, addressing a crowd of voters during a campaign rally. A longtime Republican, Bass abandoned the Republican Party because she believed the party failed to champion equality for African-Americans. In describing her campaign, Bass wrote: "The platform for the Bass candidacy was characterisitc of the long fight I had waged for the Negro people, for civil rights, and for working people everywhere. My platform stressed world peace, world-wide neighborliness, jobs for all, civil liberties and security." Her campaign slogan was: "Peace, Jobs, Equality." The election was held on November 7, 1950, and Bass lost to Samuel W. Yorty, the Democratic candidate who later was elected mayor of Los Angeles.

Local identification number: scl-m0075

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0075~1; scl-mss064-0075~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Bass, Charlotta A., 1879-1969 | Political candidates--California--Los Angeles | Political campaigns--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--20th century | Progressivism (United States politics) | Women in politics--United States | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government | Progressive Party | African American politicians--California | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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