Bass, Charlotta A., 1880-1969
African American journalist, educator, and political activist. Bass was managing editor and publisher of the African American newspaper The California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. A founder of the California's Independent Progressive Party, she ran for numerous political offices, including a 1952 run for vice president of the United States on the Progressive Party ticket, the Los Angeles City Council, and Congress.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection (University of Southern California Libraries)
- Charlotta Bass and Ben Margolis at publication party, Apr. 24, 1960, Alexandria Hotel, Los Angeles (Black-and-white photographs)
- New Year's card from William Patterson and family, circa 1941-1950 (Black-and-white photographs)
- "This tract is exclusive and restricted," circa Sept. 28, 1950, Los Angeles (Black-and-white photographs)