James Harris was the presidential candidate for the Socialist Workers Party in 1996 and 2000. His running mate was Margaret Trowe, a meat packer from Austin, Minnesota. James was on the ballot in 14 states in 2000, up from 11 last election. He was also, to my knowledge, the only major (i.e. a chance in hell of becoming president) black candidate.

James Harris was born in 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Cleveland State University. He currently works as a garment worker, but is a long-time political activist.