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Who was the 1st African American to run for President?

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Who was the 1st African American to run for President?
By Jim Stroud • Issue #72 • View online
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Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.
In 1904, this African American man - often forgotten in the discussion of black American political pioneers — ran for president as the candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party, sometimes known as the National Liberty Party. What was his name?
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BHQ Answer
George Edwin Taylor (August 4, 1857 – December 23, 1925) was an American journalist, activist, and politician, who was the candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party for the office of President of the United States in 1904. He was the first African American to run for president.
For further study:
George Edwin Taylor (1857-1925)
George Edwin Taylor (1857-1925)
A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904 : NPR History Dept. : NPR
Black History Month FYI: George Edwin Taylor | The View
Black History Month FYI: George Edwin Taylor | The View
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