Fighting Shirley Chisholm

Fighting Shirley Chisholm speaking. Wally McNamee/Getty Images

Shirley Chisholm didn't want to be known solely as the first African-American woman in U.S. Congress and to run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Cristen and Caroline detail the inspiring, heart-wrenching biography and legacy of this Brooklyn educator ahead of her time.

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"Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm"

"Chisholm, Shirley Anita",-Shirley-Anita-(C000371)/

"When Shirley Chisholm ran for president, few would say: 'I'm with her'"

"Shirley Chisholm, political pioneer and census taker"

"Here's what people once said about how a woman would never be the Democratic nominee"

"Anika Noni Rose set to produce and star in Shirley Chisholm film"

"Shirley Anita Chisholm"

"Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, 'For the Equal Rights Amendment'"

"Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign"