Charlotta amanda bass (1874-1969) newspaper publisher-editor, civil rights activist bass was born in sumter, south carolina on february 14, 1874. Charlotta bass mary mcleod bethune mary boykin chesnut septima poinsette clark marian wright edelman susan pringle frost. Charlotta bass, editor of the west coast's oldest black newspaper, the california eagle, had sounded the alarm some days before in a telegram. Charlotta bass charlotta amanda spears bass (february 14, 1874 april 12, 1969) was an american educator, newspaper publisher-editor, and civil . 1880-1969 charlotta bass used her influence as the publisher of a newspaper to uncover injustice and fight for civil rights she campaigned for.
A weekly newspaper for african americans published by charlotta bass (more about her another time) has been digitized and uploaded to. Bass was born in sumter, south carolina on february 14, 1874 she relocated to california in 1910 for health reasons charlotta bass took. Charlotta amanda spears bass (february 14, 1874 – april 12, 1969) was an american educator, newspaper publisher-editor, and civil rights.
In 1952, a woman named charlotta bass was the vice presidential candidate of the progressive party running alongside vincent hallinan. 2010, paul revere williams photograph at the dedication of golden state mutual life insurance company: charlotta bass/california golden state, inscription. 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. African american newspaper publisher she was highly instrumental in black los angeles political circles for many years with her newspaper, the california. Tells the stories of charlotta bass and luisa moreno, influential political activists who fought for black and brown rights and interracial spaces in los angeles.
Charlotta bass (1874-1969) bass moved to california where she ended up working at the eagle after becoming its publisher in 1912,. Charlotta bass, forty years: memoirs from the pages of a newspaper (los angeles: bass was editor of the california eagle, one of the city”s two major. Professor freer's current project is a political biography of charlotta bass, an la -based african-american newspaper editor and activist who ran for vice. Among the library's major archival collections are the papers of civil liberties defender leo gallagher, california eagle editor and publisher charlotta bass, and.
Charlotta bass/california eagle photograph collection 1870-1960 (los angeles) african american newspaper includes photographs. Charlotta spears bass, née charlotta spears, (born october 1880, sumter, sc, us—died april 12, 1969, los angeles, calif), american. On february 19, 1960, the pittsburgh courier published a review of charlotta bass's semiautobiographical book forty years: memoirs from the pages of a.
This can be frustrating for those of us who are aware of the lifelong activism and intellectual contributions of women like sojourner truth, charlotta bass, queen. Charlotta spears bass was an influential black woman who owned a newspaper and used it to fight for issues that affected african-americans in the first half of. English: portrait of charlotta bass, providence (), ca 1901-1910: postcard with a photograph of a young charlotta bass the photograph may. Charlotta bass, born charlotta spears in 1880, moved to los angeles in 1910 and found work selling subscriptions to the eagle, an african.
Today's page looks at charlotta bass, a journalist, activist and vice-presidential candidate who also ran the most important black newspaper in. Charlotta bass was a feminist, a crusading journalist, and a major african american activist on the west coast through the first half of the twentieth century. Perhaps the most colorful account, charlotta bass' fourty years: memoirs from the pages of a newspaper claims that she made a successful. Continuing my favorite month (my birthday month) i want to share a bit about the lives of two unknowns, charlotta bass and thelma dale.Download