The first Black man to be nominated for US President in the United States is George Edwin Taylor in 1904. He was the candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party.
George Edwin Taylor was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 4, 1857. His parents were Amanda Hines, a free Black woman, and Nathan Taylor, who was enslaved. Unfortunately, Taylor’s run was unsuccessful. Taylor’s campaign did not receive support he needed as a Presidential candidate, and no newspaper supported the party so Taylor’s candidacy was not advertised. Taylor’s health declined and he moved to Ottumwa, Iowa after his presidential election. Taylor was involved in politics and activism more most of his life.
He died in Jacksonville on December 23, 1925.
Below are past Black led political parties (Source: Wikipedia).
- National Democratic Party of Alabama
- Negro Republican Party
- New Afrikan Black Panther Party
- New Black Panther Party
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