Black voters display Diminishing support for Hillary Clinton
The Democratic Party rejects an alliance with independents
Fulani leads “Who decided Hillary was best for the Black Community?” campaign challenging the Democratic Party’s support of Hillary Clinton over insurgency of Barack Obama, who reaches out to all Americans in his successful U.S. Presidential bid to become the first African American elected to the White House. Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney also runs as the Green Party’s presidential candidate this year.
Michael Bloomberg is elected Mayor of New York City running as a fusion candidate on the Independence Party and Republican Party lines and supports non-partisan electoral reforms.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies notes a discernible shift among African Americans away from the Democratic Party
The Black Reformers Network is created by Dr. Fulani
Fulani runs for a second time for U.S. President as an independent
After garnering three and a half million votes, Rev. Jesse Jackson is denied the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Black voters in Chicago challenge the Democratic Party by creating their own party
Black nationalists and socialists from across the nation
African Americans in New York City help to form a multi-racial independent political party
The National Black Political Convention meets in Gary, Indiana
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. organizes the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., to demand economic justice for the poor.
Black sharecropper and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hammer gives an impassioned plea for black voting rights at the Democratic National Convention
African Americans form the Afro-American Party in Alabama
A number of African Americans run on third-party tickets
Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. is elected for the first of three times to the New York City Council
Over 5,000 African Americans join the Communist Party in major northern cities
Du Bois urges a vote for Robert La Follette
African American historian and journalist W.E.B. Du Bois initially builds a black base in the Progressive Party
George Edwin Taylor becomes the first African American to run for U.S. President
Black Populists, such as Walter A. Pattillo and John B. Rayner, work with white Populists to help to challenge Democratic Party rule in the South.
Frederick Douglass joins independent political efforts to opposes the Democratic Party’s pro-slavery stance
African Americans calling for the immediate abolition of slavery