Photograph of Charlotta Bass, Progressive Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, addressing a crowd of voters during a campaign rally. A longtime Republican, Bass abandoned the Republican Party because she believed the party failed to champion equality for African-Americans. In describing her campaign, Bass wrote: "The platform for the Bass candidacy was characterisitc of the long fight I had waged for the Negro people, for civil rights, and for working people everywhere. My platform stressed world peace, world-wide neighborliness, jobs for all, civil liberties and security." Her campaign slogan was: "Peace, Jobs, Equality." The election was held on November 7, 1950, and Bass lost to Samuel W. Yorty, the Democratic candidate who later was elected mayor of Los Angeles.
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