Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New York Times Runs Very Belated Obituary of Charlotta Bass, Progressive Party Vice-Presidential Nominee in 1952

Ballot Access News

On September 7, the New York Times ran an obituary for Charlotta Bass, who was the Progressive Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1952, and the first African-American woman to be on the ballot anywhere for vice-president. The New York Times has recently been running belated obituaries for people who did not get a Times obituary when they died, but the newspaper now believes that they should have had such obituaries.

Bass died April 12, 1969. Thanks to Irv Sutley for the link.

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