SOURCE: Washington Post
by Anastasia Curwood
Chisholm wanted to show the power of new voices in the Democratic Party: women, African Americans, the poor and youth, and to challenge the authority of conservative Southern white Democrats at the Democratic National Convention.
by Matthew Crawford
There is no historical basis for the idea that women and minority candidates aren’t electable.
SOURCE: New York Times
A feature film. A monument. Tattoos in her honor. People looking for a hero have found one in this one-woman precursor to today’s progressive politics.
New York City has only a few statues of historic women. This pioneering African American will be the next
City officials say they will erect a statue of political pioneer Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
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