Bring U.S. TogetherVote Chisholm 1972 Unbought and Unbossed
Shirley Chisholm's Poster
Ladies and Gentlemen this is fighting Shirley Chisholm coming through. To show you that if I can do it you can do it
Shirley Chisholm in Congress
I will not accept the position on the Agriculture Committee, Mr. McCormack.
Just be a good soldier.
After taking her seat in 1969, Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman in Congress, continued to push boundaries, running for president in 1972. Chisholm’s historic run—the first serious campaign by an African-American woman candidate—brought attention to her central issue, the fact that other Democratic contenders failed to represent the interests of blacks and the inner-city poor. Her slogan—“Unbought and Unbossed”—reminded voters of her independence and outspokenness.
Shirley Chisholm Fighting Her Way Through Congress.
Fine, you get a position of the Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Shirley Chisholm for her campaign in the 12th district in New York. This is a painting of what was happening while she was campaigning.
Shirley Chisholm after campaign
As long as you keep fighting i believe you can win this.
Thank you so much
Shirley Chisholm and John McCormack argue over Shirley getting a position in the agriculture Committee. Because
Shirley Chisholm's last breath
Shirley Chisholm convincing the House to let her have a position on the Veterans' Affairs Committee.
There are a lot more veterans in my district than trees
Although she ran a spirited campaign, Chisholm was unable to consolidate the support of influential black leaders, giving way for South Dakota Senator George McGovern to claim the Democratic nomination.
Ms.Chisholm died on January 1, 2005, at the age of 80, in Ormond Beach, Florida. Nearly 11 years later, in November 2015, she was posthumously awarded the distinguished Presidential Medal of Freedom.