MEDIA
All-Black Republican Ticket of 1921
Original Author: Virginia Republican Party
Created: 1921
Medium: Political flyer

All-Black Republican Ticket of 1921

This flyer produced by an African American offshoot of the Virginia Republican Party lists an all-black slate of candidates for state offices in the election of 1921. Heading the ticket for governor was John Mitchell Jr., the influential African American newspaper editor. Another well-known candidate was Maggie L. Walker, the African American entrepreneur and civic leader, who was running for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

This all-black ticket was drawn up in response to the "lily-white" official Republican ticket. Neither Republican roster won, and the Democrats swept the state elections that year.

Citation: Virginia Republican Party Flyer, Ms2008-058 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

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