Ketanji Brown Jackson Adds To A List Of Black Women Who’ve Achieved Political Firsts

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Mrs. Charlotta Bass Seated and Pointing

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Charlotta Spears Bass

In 1952, Charlotta Spears Bass became the first Black woman nominee for vice president in the United States via Progressive Party ticket, “which received less than one percent of the popular vote” in the presidential election that year according to Rutgers’ Center For American Women and Politics.

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