Shirley Chisholm, Catalyst of Change, Progressive Bad Ass

“Apparently all they know here in Washington about Brooklyn is that a tree grew there.”

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In 1972, Chisholm decided to take a stab at winning the Democratic nomination for president. She was frustrated that so many viewed her candidacy as merely symbolic. Shirley was not running so she could be “first,” she was seeking office as a serious candidate.

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