Meet the little-known African-American journalist who run for president in 1904


For one reason or the other, the name George Edwin Taylor does not come to the minds of many when highlighting the many African Americans who broke boundaries and made history across several fields and industries.

In politics, Shirley Chisholm is regarded and celebrated as the first African American to run for the presidency in 1972 in the USA, however, 68 years earlier, George Edwin Taylor made the first attempt.

In 1904, George Edwin Taylor ran for the office of president of the United States of America against Theodore Roosevelt as the candidate for the National Negro Liberty Party.

Unfortunately, he ran into several difficulties with the government and social systems that gave him a hard time to even campaign or solicit for votes. Many described his run…

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