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www.amistadresource.org/the_future_in_the_present/black_politics.html

Only a generation before, blacks had been all but invisible in government; now they ran many of America's major cities, held more than thirty congressional seats , and would soon hold more than ten thousand elective offices throughout the nation. The new black leadership in electoral politics would prove to be an important ...

www.encyclopediavirginia.org/African_Americans_and_Politics_in_Virginia_1865-1902

Jul 27, 2015 ... At the same time, African Americans were organizing in other communities. Hampton residents founded a Union League in March, and Williamsburg residents founded a Colored Union League in May. In Richmond on May 9, 1865, community leaders created the Colored Men's Equal Rights League of ...

www.c-span.org/video/?424383-1/america-foundation-discussion-focuses-black-american-politics

Feb 22, 2017 ... Ted Johnson, with the New American Foundation, moderates a discussion on the state of black American politics, its outlook, and the political strategies… ... New America held a discussion titled “Black Politics in Trump's America” examining strategies black leaders could use to exert pressure on elected ...

www.higherheightsforamerica.org/black_women_s_political_leadership_by_the_numbers

Last year, we saw the largest number of Black women running for public office at the state-wide and federal levels. In all, more than 100 Black candidates campaigned for these elected positions. Twenty-five African Americans—10 of them women—sought statewide office in 2014, compared to 17 in 2002, which held the ...

www.greatblackheroes.com

William Hastie. William Hastie had one of the most distinguished careers as an earlier Black political pioneer but today remains unknown to most Americans. As a politician, an educator and a jurist, Hastie made inroads and left a legacy that is hard to match in history.

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-richard-hatcher-election-national-impact-st-1103-20171102-story.html

Nov 3, 2017 ... Gary Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher grew up with a parade of civil rights leaders and political figures drifting through her living room. They all came to her house to meet with her father, then Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, whose election paved the way for generations of African-Americans, including Ragen ...

www.loc.gov/exhibits/african-american-odyssey/reconstruction.html

After the Civil War, African Americans were allowed to vote, actively participate in politics, acquire land, seek employment, and use public accommodations. Opponents soon began to find means for eroding these gains.

study.com/academy/lesson/african-americans-in-the-progressive-era-issues-leaders.html

The Progressive Era, from approximately 1900 to 1918, was marked by a movement to correct social, economic and political problems in America. However, one area in need of reform that was mostly overlooked by white Progressives was the plight of African Americans. For example, can you imagine not being allowed to ...

www.britannica.com/topic/African-American/The-Civil-War-era

During Reconstruction, African Americans wielded political power in the South for the first time. Their leaders were largely clergymen, lawyers, and teachers who had been educated in the North and abroad. Among the ablest were Robert B. Elliott of South Carolina and John R. Lynch of Mississippi. Both were speakers of  ...