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Charlene Mitchell, First Black Woman to Run for U.S. President, Dies at 92

HeadlineDec 23, 2022

Charlene Alexander Mitchell, freedom fighter and fierce defender of civil and human rights, has died at 92. Mitchell helped lead the fight to free Angela Davis and other political prisoners. A member of the Communist Party, Charlene Mitchell became the first Black woman to run for U.S. president in 1968. She passed away last week here in New York City.

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