Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Goodlett, Carlton (1915–1997)

An African American family physician, Goodlett turned a San Francisco weekly tabloid, the Sun-Reporter, into an influential chain of eight newspapers. He was a tireless advocate for civil rights, and was the first African American since Reconstruction to mount a serious candidate for the governorship of California in 1966. He fought strongly about such issues as improving public housing and desegregating San Francisco’s labor unions.