Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is an American politician and activist. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She was the first black woman to represent Georgia in the House.
Monica Gail Moorehead (born 1952, Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a frequent candidate of the Workers World Party, a U.S. Communist party. An African American, she is a former school teacher, and has been a political activist since high school. She distributed newspapers for the Black Panther Party and subsequently joined the WWP in 1972. She rose to the national leadership in 1979.
Her presidential campaign in 1996 received around 29,000 votes. In 2000 she received 4,795 votes; that year she was only on the ballot in Florida, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin. On both occasions, her vice-presidential running-mate was Gloria LaRiva.
Ms. Moorehead was the ONLY black person nominated for president of the United States during the 2016 election cycle.
Masters’ five presidential campaigns are the most for any woman in U.S. history. She was a candidate in the United States presidential election, 1984, 1992 (339 votes), 1996, and 2004 presidential elections. In 1996, she was only on the ballot in Arkansas (but also received a few votes in California and Maryland) (752 votes total, 2000).
Dr. Lenora Fulani became the first woman and first African American to appear on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. With her poll standings never high enough for participation in televised debates, she won 225,000 votes, or 0.2% of the November total. Although infinitesimal, this was the highest number of votes for a female presidential candidate in a general election.
Charlene Alexander Mitchell (born c. 1930) was an African-American international socialist, feminist, labor and civil rights activist. Formerly a member of the Communist Party USA, which she joined at 16 – emerging as one of the most influential leaders in the party from the late 1950s to the 1980s.