In 1972, ShirleyChisholm ran for president of the United States of America as a Democrat. She didn't win, but this was not the beginning or the end of her career in politics. She held a congressional seat in the New York delegation for decades, and Shirley was a pioneer on many fronts. Today we'll learn about her life, her career, and her legacy.
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SOURCES ShirleyChisholm, Unbought and Unbossed (Boston: Houghton Mifflin.,1970). ● Marcy Kaptur, Women of Congress: A Twentiethcentury Odyssey (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1996). ● Jill S. Pollack, ShirleyChisholm (New York: F. Watts, 1994). ● Barbara Winslow, Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change ( UK: Routledge, 2013).
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