Channing E. Phillips

Channing E. Phillips

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Channing E. Phillips (March 23, 1928 - November 11, 1987) was an American minister, civil rights leader and social activist, who made history as the first African American placed in nomination for President of the United States by a major political party. Born in Brooklyn to a Baptist minister, he was a founding member of Coalition of Conscience, a conglomeration of local organizations working to alleviate social problems inWashington, D.C. In 1968 he headed Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in D.C. He led the delegation from the District of Columbia to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Members of the District's Delegation were originally pledged to Robert F. Kennedy. Following Senator Kennedy's death, the delegation voted to nominate Rev. Phillips as a favorite son instead. He received 68 votes (behind Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern).show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136727161
  • 9786136727165