[Marxism] [pen-l] Marx, Lincoln and Project 1619 | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Feb 15 13:54:24 MST 2020


On 2/15/20 3:29 PM, Joseph Green via Marxism wrote:

> Sorge and Marx aside, there are some serious issues concerning Woodhull's party.
> According to Wikipedia,
> "In 1872, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the
> United States, as Victoria Woodhull's running mate on the Equal Rights Party ticket. He
> was nominated without his knowledge. Douglass neither campaigned for the ticket nor
> acknowledged that he had been nominated." 

There's hardly any mention of Douglass in Messer-Kruse's book except 
that he was nominated. I ordered a copy of Barbara Goldsmith's highly 
regarded bio of Woodhull and will report back on what it says. Frankly, 
I wouldn't be surprised if what Wiki said is true.



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