John LeFlore, 1972

Mobile community leader John LeFlore (1903-1976) casts a vote for himself in his 1972 failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. LeFlore ran as a candidate for the National Democratic Party of Alabama, which was founded in 1968 to address African American candidates' exclusion from ballots in many Alabama counties.

Photo courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by Alabama Media Group, photo by John T. Watts III, Mobile Press-Register.

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