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.

Episode Sources:

"Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35057641

"Chisholm, Shirley Anita" http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/C/CHISHOLM,-Shirley-Anita-(C000371)/

"When Shirley Chisholm ran for president, few would say: 'I'm with her'" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-shirley-chisholm-ran-for-president-few-would-say-im-with-her-180958699/?no-ist

"Shirley Chisholm, political pioneer and census taker" http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/national/unpublished-black-history/shirley-chisholm-becomesa-census-taker-1970

"Here's what people once said about how a woman would never be the Democratic nominee" http://time.com/4359610/shirley-chisholm-nominee/

"Anika Noni Rose set to produce and star in Shirley Chisholm film" http://www.essence.com/2016/06/10/anika-noni-rose-set-produce-and-star-shirley-chisholm-film

"Shirley Anita Chisholm" https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/shirley-anita-chisholm/

"Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, 'For the Equal Rights Amendment'" http://archive.vod.umd.edu/civil/chisholm1970int.htm

"Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign" http://collections.si.edu/search/tag/tagDoc.htm?recordID=nmaahc_2011.159.3.43&hlterm=shirley%2Bchisholm