Charlotta A. Bass. 1874-1969. “…I have continued this day to work and fight the struggle toward light of a better day.” . Charlotta A. Bass. She was born in Sumter, S.C. Her birthday was on February 14,1879 She died in Lake Elsinore, California, 1969
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“…I have continued this day to work and fight the struggle toward light of a better day.”
She also helped influence the Supreme Court’s decision against racial discrimination for black homeowners.
She fought against job discrimination with the slogan: “Don’t shop where you can’t work. ”She helped black business owners get started.
She reported about activities of the KKK, and in 1925, was even sued by them (she won the case). Yeh!
She is famous for her will to help others not be discriminated against, and for her struggles along the way.
Two very interesting facts about her to me are: She was the first African-American woman to run for Vice President (1952), and she always felt it was her duty to fight against injustice whenever she saw it.
Olivia Clark-Mrs. Jordan’s class