Charlotta Bass – Black History Month 2022 #BlackHistoryMonth

via the U.S. National Park Service

Charlotta was a staunch adovate for civil liberties, women’s rights, and immigration. She championed local, black owned businesses. Because of her civil rights work, her life was threatened numerous times. The FBI placed her under surveillance and she was labelled a communist. Despite this, she prevailed. By the 1930s, The California Eagle was the largest African American paper on the West Coast. It stood on solid financial grounds, had a circulation of nearly 60,000, and took on important editoral stands.

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