Today in History: In 1968, Reverend Channing E. Philips of Washington, D.C., Became the First Black Nominated for President

Philips was nominated as favorite son candidate by District of Columbia delegation at Democratic convention in Chicago and received 671 votes.

Phillips 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.

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