Charlene Mitchell, the first Black woman to run for president has passed away at 92 years old

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Clay Cane , AURN ONLINE, Charlene Mitchell: First Black Communist Presidential Candidate

This is Clay Cane,

Charlene Mitchell, the first Black woman to run for president has passed away at 92 years old. According to The New York Times, her son Steven Mitchell, confirmed she passed away on Dec. 14 in a nursing home. In 1968, after being a member of the Communist Party for 22 years, Charlene Mitchell was the Communist Party’s presidential nominee.. Four years later,  Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman to seek the nomination for president from a major party, which was the Democratic Party. However, Chisholm did not win the nomination. Charlene Mitchell eventually left the Communist Party in the mid 1980s, but she still identified with socialism. Charlene Mitchell is survived by her son and two brothers.  

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