Black voting "bloc"
In 1968, John Conyers told The Worker, a Communist Party USA publication, that he was organizing a committee of blacks to evaluate candidates for the 1968 election. It was part of his overall program to organize American Negroes into one voting bloc. For his evaluating committee, he had chosen, among others, the revolutionaries Stokely Carmichael, Ralph Abernathy and Floyd B. McKissick.
- The Black Scholar
- Biographical Dictionary of the Left, Francis X. Gannon, Vol. I, page 292, 293