Some of the Campaign Posters in My Office — List Six
These ones I haven't actually hung on the wall yet.
- •Author, rapist, fugitive and Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver ran for president in 1968 on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party.A very long and complicated life that's worth reading about.
- •General William Scott Hancock was the Democratic nominee in 1880, losing to Rep. James Garfield, R-Ohio.Hancock served with distinction in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Nicknamed "Hancock the Superb."
- •I can find very little information about James B. Walker of Illinois.He ran for president in 1876 on the American National Party ticket.
- •New York Democratic Governor Samuel Tilden won more popular votes than Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, but not more electoral ones.
- •Sen. Storm Thurmond, D-SC, the pro-segregation States Rights Democratic Party candidate, received 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes in 1948I've gone back and forth on adding this to the collection since it's such a horrific part of our history, but it's a part we must remember and tbh most of the pols on the posters on my walls stood for some pretty awful and backward things.