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Tue, 11.08.1988

Black Woman becomes official presidential candidate

Dr. Lenora Fulani

On this date in 1988, the first African American officially qualified to run for president of the United States of America since 1972.

Dr. Lenora Fulani of the New Alliance Party ran in the general election, passing the minimum 70,000 votes in every state and the District of Columbia to run. She received 217,221 of the popular vote that year. Dr Fulani focused on issues concerning unemployment, health care, and homelessness, and officially ran again in 1992. Shirley Chisholm was the first official Black woman candidate in America.

References:
America Vote 18
publication of House of Representatives
by Richard Scammon.

Statistics of Presidential and Congressional Elections of Nov 8, 1988
by Clerk of Congress.

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