1960 Clennon Washington King, Jr. ran for President representing the Afro-American party 1964 Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie ran for President 1964 Clifton DeBerry ran for President representing the Socialist Party - he ran again in 1980 1968 Charlene Mitchell ran for President as a Communist Party candidate 1968 Comedian Dick Gregory ran for President as a write-in candidate with the Freedom and Peace party 1968 Eldridge Cleaver ran for President representing the Peace and Freedom party but was ruled ineligible because of his age 1972 Shirley Chisholm (first African American Congresswoman) ran for President 1972 Water E Fauntroy (U.S. Congressman) ran for President 1980 Clifton DeBerry 1984 & 1988 Reverend Jesse Jackson (Civil Rights Activist with Martin Luther King, Jr.) ran for President 1984 & 1988 Larry Holmes was the Workers World Party candidate for President 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000 Isabell Masters ran for President as a Looking Back Party candidate 1988 Lenora Fulani (a psychologist and social activist) ran for President and was the first African American to be on the ballot in all 50 states 1992 Joan Jett Blakk (a.k.a.) Terence Smith was a Queer Nation Presidential candidate 1992 Ronald Daniels (political activist) was a Peace and Freedom party candidate for President 1992 Helen Halyard ran for President representing the Socialist Equality party 1996 & 2000 Alan Keyes (a former diplomat) ran for President 1996 & 2000 James Harris was the Socialist Workers party Presidential candidate 1996 & 2000 Monica Moorehead was a Workers World Party candidate for President 2004 Carol Moseley Braun (first African American female senator) ran for President 2004 Reverend Al Sharpton (Civil Rights Activist) ran for President 2004 John Parker was Communist Party candidate for President 2008 Elaine Brown, former chairperson of the Black Panther Party, ran for President with the Green Party 2008 Cynthia McKinney, (U.S. Congresswoman) was the Green Party's Presidential nominee 2008 Barack Hussein Obama ran for President and was elected as the first African American President
The president we have now. President Obama. He is african american.
So far, only an African American male has run for president. Barack Obama was the first, and so far the only, African American president.
Barack Obama hails from a white mother and an african father who (may) have been a muslim. Jesse Jackson was the first African American to run for president in 1984 for the Demecratic party.
the first African American to run for president
Shirley Chisholm became famous as she was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress. She served on her Congressional seat from 1969 - 1983, for a total of seven terms. She was also the first African-American to run for president, and the first woman to run for president.
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American to seek the Presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party.
I am from Indianapolis, Indiana home of Frank R. Beckwith and when I first typed in the question "who was the first African American to run for the President of the United States his name was not listed. Mr. Beckwith ran against Richard Nixon.
1984 (Jesse Jackson) Actually Shirley Chisolm in 1972.
Because he was the first African American to actually have the guts to run for president and make a difference in history.
the last woman that ran for president was African American
Barack Obama elected 44th president janary 2009
Barak Obama was the first to be both nominated and elected; others like Jesse Jackson have run, but were not nominated.
Just Barack Obama.
Hes is the only African American to win the primary to run for president, however Jesse Jackson ran in 1984 and in 1988 and Al Sharpton and Carol Braun Mosley ran in 2004.
First African American woman to run for president in 1968. She is a pioneer of the civil rights movement. She is a delightful and humble human being.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was the first black person to run for president back in 1964.
He is the first African American to: 1. Be the presidential nominee for a major political party and 2. Be a formidable candidate to win and 3. If he does win, He will be the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...that's one for tha history books.
She was the 1st African American to run for president but sadly, didnt win.
Obama gave a precendent to African American People to run for President.
yeah but he was not the only one too run