Lenora B Fulani

Born:April 25, 1950 (age 74)
Career:Political activist
Party:New Alliance Party
Education:Bachelor's, Hofstra University
Master's, Columbia University

Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist and political activist. In the 1988 presidential election, she became the first woman and the first African American to appear on the ballot in all fifty states and received more votes for president in a U.S. general election than any other woman before her.

Fulani was born on April 25, 1950 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hofstra University in 1971, earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Teachers College, and earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the City University of New York (CUNY). She was a guest researcher at Rockefeller University from 1973 to 1977.

In 1982 Fulani ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of New York on the New Alliance Party (NAP) ticket, in 1985 she was the NAP candidate for mayor of New York City, and in 1986, 1990 and 1994, she ran for governor of New York as the candidate for the NAP. In 1988, she ran for president in 1988 as the nominee for the NAP. In 1992, she again ran as the NAP candidate for president.

After the 1992 election, Fulani helped launch an effort to create a multiracial, pro-reform, national political party. She has also been an advocate for structural political reform such as term limits, ballot access reform and same-day voter registration.


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