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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.

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New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm wasn't the 1st African-American to run for president.
3 Jan 1969: Shirley Chisholm (Rep-NY) becomes the first African-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives
add Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan and Michelle Obama W/all egos checked @ the door - no prob. Too big
"When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. Shirley Chisholm"
Madonna makes list of most influential women in biz & politics, but not Shirley Chisholm, Regina Benjamin or Who'd they poll?
Shirley Chisholm is unavailable for comment.
Anti-black, anti-female:all forms of discrimination amount to the same thing - anti-humanism. Shirley Chisholm
"Of my 2 'handicaps,'being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.". —Shirley Chisholm d.1/1/2005
Country could've voted for Shirley Chisholm,Jessie Jackson,Geraldine Ferraro!!stop annoying us
On status of black women in American politics, w/ props to Shirley Chisholm. My latest
news: Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president, just got the Presidential Medal of Fr…
Today, awards Shirley Chisholm, the first African American congresswoman, with the
Oh my. Wonder what Barbara Jordan, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Shirley Chisholm would have to say about his comments.
"It's important that we invest in Black women votes."
Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth. -Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm became in 1968, the first African-American woman elected to Congress and survived 3 assassination attempts in 1972.
"Don't get me wrong, I'll take Raquel Welch over Shirley Chisholm, any day.I'll take JOE…
Spike Lee doing films on Chi Raq and meanwhile we got no film for Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm: "Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."
"You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering & complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."-S…
"I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America." That you are, Shirley Chisholm.
Status of black women in politics report, and the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm
Glad honored Shirley Chisholm with a She was a great leader who was “unbossed and unbought." http…
Shirley Chisholm gets Medal of Freedom. See film on
"I don't care if I'm going down, I'm not starting a movie about Shirley Chisholm with Walter Cronkite"
Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this Earth. It is the very purpose of life. -Shirley Chisholm in
Yet the world needs more Shirley Chisolms.
Celebrate Medal of Freedom honoree Shirley Chisholm. Black immigrants make Black history!
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So glad you pointed this out! Megan Follows, now in REIGN, starred in Anne of GG! And, I loved Shirley Chisholm too!
Louis Brandeis, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, John Lewis, Ron Brown Hiram Revels all are honarable mentions for
Today in 1968, Shirley Chisholm shattered the glass ceiling and blazed a trail for others to become the 1st Black woman elec…
Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, and MLK without any blackface. Funny how adults can't stop doing it.
Bell brought it home by drawing on the life lesson of Shirley Chisholm. In essence, we have to be willing to take less.
Gonna be a sexy Shirley Chisholm tonight.
whatever, still voting for Shirley Chisholm, like Biz
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You don't make by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. -Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm to imprisoned women in Bedford Hills "straighten your spine and March ahead." 1982
the Shirley Chisholm office in Brooklyn won't even walk up two flights of stairs so this statement isn't true. Please help me.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”. - Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm I dont measure America by its achievement but by its potential. :-)
US representative and social activist. Born Shirley St. Hill on November 30, 1924 in New York City. Chisholm...
So has .heard of Shirley Chisholm or nah?
Shirley Chisholm fought an uphill battle as the first black woman to run for POTUS.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl.' -- Shirley Chisholm
what happd to the days when you fell asleep & the *** was gone when you woke up? like that Shirley Chisholm song 🙄
everyone ignores the Shirley Chisholm post office problem. Please help me
"Abortion is a fact of life. Women have always had them... & they always will." - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
please help me how are the workers at the Shirley Chisholm office able to get away with now delivering people's packages?
please help this handicapped person receive her packages from the Shirley Chisholm office. If sent back I have to pay for delivery
please help me. The Shirley Chisholm office in Brooklyn lied when they said the delivered my package their phone is off the hook.
Shirley Chisholm, Alice Paul, Susan Anthongy and Eleanor R are applauding from the beyond. Our champ!
For example, a Black President was treated as laughable when I was a kid. Despite how far Shirley Chisholm got or Jackson or …
Ideas from our panel on Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Belva Ann Lockwood
Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005) "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman
Is this a 1972 Shirley Chisholm campaign pin? cityofboise
Did You Know Friday's >> Shirley Chisholm was the first black congresswoman, representing New York
Why didn't we learn about Shirley Chisholm??? She was the first African-American woman elected into congress & ran for president
Shirley Chisholm. The best dang president we never had, was an amazing prophet.
Shirley Chisholm what!! these people are absolutely crazy.
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Inspiring and powerful documentary on Shirley Chisholm: Chisholm `72: Unbought & Unbossed
But why the black heritage stamp of Shirley Chisholm look like a character?
What I will say is that Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, Dean of Homiletics at Garrett is (in the spirit of Shirley Chisholm) unbought & unbossed.
Some people will get notes with the Shirley Chisholm stamp "Unbought and Unbossed."
It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2015 NCBW Shirley Chisholm Trailblazer Award.
Some woman (Shirley Chisholm) opened the door for their beloved president Obama to even be considered as a major party candidate.
Ella Baker and Shirley Chisholm already have chapters in my future book... But so do MHP, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox.
first woman to run for president was a Black woman. Shirley Chisholm, 1972.
But more than that she's a descendant of Kush, the Nile, Shirley Chisholm, the Harlem Renaissance and HipHop
Shirley Chisholm. She was a Congresswoman who was the 1st Black candidate (of a major…
Shirley Chisholm: a woman who made a difference in the world
far too kind. Thank you. Shirley Chisholm is definitely my shero
Move over Shirley Chisholm, it's time for new stamps! 🍑
Lily as Shirley Chisholm cracked me up.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American female member of Congress, then first African Americ... -
So I'm at the post office, and why do I see this stamp of Shirley Chisholm looking like Poppa Pope…
Shirley Chisholm - first African American woman elected to Congress. Later, ran for President.
Doing some notes about Shirley Chisholm for a History project. And I'm tired from the SBA math test…
I love the one about Shirley Chisholm where she has her bears. Cute!
"When you have black racists and white racists it is very difficult to build bridges between communities." - Shirley Anita Chisholm
"Service is the price we pay for living on this planet." -Shirley Chisholm
i read some speeches last night before bed.. Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, and Shirley Chisholm..
Cool Site for the Day... SPARK. Do you remember Shirley Chisholm? Barbara Jordan? A host of other women who have...
Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Patsy Mink. Any of the 15 are better than Jackson.
I like Shirley Chisholm for first woman on $20 bill (although Sacagawea bumping off Andy Jackson has much appeal)
Women on the $20? Here’s the slate: Rosa Parks, Patsy Mink. Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm (2/3)
Some motivation from the late, great US Rep. Shirley Chisholm for the campaign trail.
Far too often Shirley Chisholm is seen as just a footnote or a curiosity.
During Shirley Chisholm‘s run for president in 1972, she survived three assassination attempts.
Love this from W20 Candidate Shirley Chisholm! 1st black woman in Congress, first on the $20?
You "pro Black" yet ignore what Sojourner Truth to Angela Davis to SHIRLEY CHISHOLM said about gender and BLACK WOMEN.
Meet Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and first African American to seek the Democrat's presidential nomination
"I have been ... discriminated against because I am a woman [more] than because I am black.”
Shirley Chisholm broke boundaries as the first black Congresswoman and "dared to be herself."
This is the Balm! "Historian Barbara Ransby on Ella Baker & Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm was the 1st woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Great Inspiration; Shirley Chisholm 1st Black American Woman to run for USA Presidency in 1972.
Now watching a documentary on Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected (cont)
Shirley Chisholm 1st black woman presidential aspirant of the United States in 1972! At
I'm going to "Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Awards & Celebration". See you there? via
Shirley Chisholm, politician and educator, was a 1946 graduate. She was the 1st Black woman elected to Congress
More than 50 women have run for President, beginning with Victoria Claflin Woodhull in 1872
Today's Lost Queens Queen is Shirley Chisholm! . She was the first black…
I vote for Shirley Chisholm! Replace Andrew Jackson and put a woman on the $20! via
GO VOTE!!! There are brave warriors who fought so U can have the right 2 vote. "The one thing you've got going your vote." Shirley Chisholm
Shirley was a trailblazer in American politics in 1972 Why is she often overlooked? …
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Celebrate Women's History Month with a special presentation of Profile of Courage: Shirley Chisholm Friday, March 27th at 8pm ET on ch 141!
"Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, & Barbara Jordan gathered for a little girl-talk... about world politics"
Shirley Chisholm became the first African American congresswoman in 1968.
listening to Ruby Dee read speeches by Ida B Wells, Shirley Chisholm, Angela Davis, and Coretta Scott King like wow.
I want to pay tribute to the first African American woman elected to Congress: Shirley Chisholm. A great inspiration!
Rep. Shirley Chisholm is featured on our African American History Month Pinterest board.
Black History Month Fact: The first black congresswoman was Shirley Chisholm, who represented New York during...
Madam CJ Walker and Shirley Chisholm were my biggest idols when I was little.
The 1st black congresswoman was Shirley Chisholm, who represented NY during 7 terms & also happened to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc!
Born today Shirley Chisholm-1st African-American congresswoman &major-party black candidate to bid for the presidency …
Interesting documentary about Shirley Chisholm - first African American women elected to US Congress
On this day in 1972, Shirley Chisholm announced her candidacy for president. Chisholm, the first Black woman to be elected to Congress, was the first Black person to make a bid for the U.S. presidency. Read "Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition" by Shirley Chisholm: WNYC Collection, 1936 - 1981 NYC Department of Records, Municipal Archives, New York City
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Copied. America honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year on Monday, Jan. 19 — a day now observed nationally. It wasn’t always so. After his April 1968 assassination, King’s friends and families sought national recognition for the civil rights leader and his work for racial reconciliation through nonviolence. U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan first introduced legislation seeking the holiday just days after King was murdered, but the bill stalled in Congress. For the next decade, Conyers and U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York resubmitted the bill each legislative session, and it slowly gained supporters. In November 1979, legislation to make King’s birthday a national holiday came within five votes of passing the House of Representatives. The next year, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, organized a national campaign with a petition that gathered 6 million signatures in favor of the bill. With growing public pressure in favor of the holiday, Congress fina ...
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Chisholm, Shirley)
Shirley Chisholm had members of Congress goin Kevin Gates in that *** for sure
On November 5,1968, Shirley Chisholm became the FIRST Black woman to be elected to Congress.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - The Political Life and Legacy of Shirley Chisholm
There needs to be a movie about Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm... Etc
They got Shirley Chisholm looking like Ving Rhames on the new stamp man
I'm ready for a Shirley Chisholm movie
Can we get to do that biopic on Shirley Chisholm or Harriet Tubman? *faints*
Shirley Chisholm as POTUS = many heart attacks. They won't accept a half white guy.
Reagan is the Prez but I voted for Shirley Chisholm.
wish we had an Angela Davis or Shirley Chisholm in the limelight for young girls to look up to instead of the Beyonce's and Kim K's
"I am and will always be a catalyst for change.". ~ Shirley Chisholm
I think Shirley Chisholm is my style icon.
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"I am and always will be a catalyst for change.” ― Soror Shirley Chisholm Happy Founders Day Sweet…
Shirley Chisholm is a reminder that folk can be in office to truly serve, with a commitment 2 the people. Remembering those in most need.
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I celebrate the spirit of Shirley Chisholm and Melissa Harris Perry. I laugh to confuse the oppressor. I smile. I pray. I thank God.
Happy Founders Day to the women of Delta Sigma Theta. Keep fighting in the memory of Shirley Chisholm, Mary Bethune, Dorothy Height & others
Soror Shirley Chisholm.. Can yall tell I'm so turnt for my Founder's Day?!
I'm ready for a movie based on the life & work of Diane Nash or Ella Baker or Anna Arnold Hedgeman or Shirley Chisholm or Barbara Jordan
I guarantee nobody on my TL knows who Shirley Chisholm is.
I love Shirley Chisholm too. She was marginalized in Congress and put on the Agriculture Committee. Her response...
In Congress, Shirley Chisholm worked on Education and Labor Committee and helped form the Congressional Black Caucus.
On this day in history... Major Events... Earliest record of a Solar Eclipse 3340BC Treaty of Paris preliminary documents signed 1782 First Follies Revue 1886 Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz 1940 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released 1979 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" released 1982 Deaths of great people... Oscar Wilde 1900 Evil Knievel 2007 Birthdays that matter to me... Andrea Palladio 1508 Sir Phillip Sidney 1554 Oliver Winchester 1810 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) 1835 Winston Churchill 1874 John Dickson Carr 1906 Shirley Chisholm 1924 Allan Sherman 1924 *** Clark 1929 Ridley Scott 1937 Roger David Glover 1945 Mandy Patinkin 1952 June Pointer 1953 Billy Idol 1955 Colin Mochrie 1957 Bo Jackson 1962 Ben Stiller 1965 Yours truly 1983 Kaley Cuoco 1985 (this saddens me that she's only two years younger and it feels like she's accomplished so much) So, while I have dreaded this day for many years and for many reasons... I have to nod my head to people who have celebrated their worth or just happen to ...
The Honorable Bertha Pitts Campbell, Shirley Chisholm, Madame C.J Walker...Ancestors who made it possible for us to keep fighting
PBO it's back to the future: boxing Jack Johnson, Ali, baseball Jackie Robertson, Navy driver Carl Brashear ,Shirley Chisholm,
Democrats elected their first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, in 1968. Republicans did it 46 years later and want a…
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RE: Ferguson, Missouri. United States of America Greetings Brothers & Sisters, What you see happening in Ferguson today is the result of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. I suggest you read the book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy and also watch the movie Hidden Colors 3. For my European American brothers and sisters, this may be difficult for you to understand but it's important for us all to know the truth. For the truth shall set us all free. In my book, the Roots of San Diego, I will address the racism that I grew up with in my conservative home town. It is a miracle that i'm still here today! It's all thanks to the spirit of our Ancestors, who guide us, like Martin Luther King Jr. - Malcolm X - Marcus Garvey - Haile Selassie - Peter Tosh - Paul Robeson - Louis Armstrong - James Baldwin - Bob Marley - Langston Hughes - Fanny Lou Hammer - Shirley Chisholm - Rosa Parks - Maya Angelou - Harriet Tubman - Josephine Baker - Audre Lorde - Sojourner Truth just to name a few. Also thanks to the l ...
Every time I see those Shirley Chisholm stamps, I think it's LL Cool J in drag. I think this makes me a terrible person, but it's true!
“ Be as bold as the first man or woman to eat an oyster.” . Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005) . American congresswoman and educator
Photo: Imagine if Shirley Chisholm would have won…
"Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and deep-seated, that it invisible because it is so normal."~Shirley Chisholm
a black woman Mt. Rushmore Harriet Tubman, Josephine Baker, Shirley Chisholm and Angel Davis. Oh and Nikki Giovanni!
Y is it no1 remembers Shirley Chisholm's 1972 bid 4 President?
Mrs. Shirley Chisholm made history in her election to office and presiden...
" Reagan is the prez but I voted for Shirley Chisholm."
Grateful for Ms. Smith who put us on Sankofa, Malcolm X and Shirley Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm was 1st black woman elected to Congress in '69 & 1st black person to seek major US party nomination
You'll STAND UP AND CHEER for openly *** (and 1st Jewish) Repub candidate 4 Prez,inspired by Shirley Chisholm :) Thx
Indeed it is. I wish Shirley Chisholm were available to run for president in 2016.
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost because it wears a skirt dropping Shirley Chisholm knowledge
Today, in 1972, Shirley Chisholm received 152 votes in the 1st ballot at the Democratic National Convention.
😾 So u mean to tell me this pic of Shirley Chisholm was the best they could find to put on a stamp!🙈…
"I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change." - Rep. Shirley Chisholm…
If you had a chance to talk to 2 celebrities (whether they are dead or alive) who... — Aaliyah and Shirley Chisholm
Quoting one of my all time heroes Shirley Chisholm, who really was unbought and unbossed, just about killed me.
Still can't believe this fool said Shirley Chisholm looks like Young Dro.
Wait... Why is Shirley Chisholm looking like LL Cool J in a Madea getup?? I have complaints...
Yall gotta stop posting this Shirley Chisholm stamp man
Why does Shirley Chisholm look like LL Cool J on this stamp?
"Women need no protection that men do not need. What we need are laws to protect working people, to guarantee them fair pay, safe working conditions, protection against sickness and layoffs, and provision for dignified, comfortable retirement. Men and women need these things equally. That one sex needs protection more than the other is a male supremacist myth as ridiculous and unworthy of respect as the white supremacist myths that society is trying to cure itself of at this time." - Shirley Chisholm (Equal Rights for Women- In the House of Representatives, May 21, 1969)
Shirley Chisholm - First Black Congresswoman. was the first African American and first woman to ru
Hard decision at the Post Office this morning between buying Shirley Chisholm stamps or Harvey Milk stamps. Best solution is to buy some of each!
and he later covertly supported Shirley Chisholm's run for POTUS, with the end result of her pulling the Black vote
For more information please visit: Shirley Chisholm interviewed 5.22.2002 by Ruth B. Mandel This video is ...
Learning about Shirley Chisholm's walk in politics in
“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work!”- Rev.Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The late great Congressman’s words remain relevant to our position as people today. Rev. Adam Clayton Powell represented Harlem for twenty-five years and was a Black politician not afraid to be Black and didn’t forget his roots when he was elected. The difference between politicians of yesteryear like Powell, Hiram Revels, Shirley Chisholm, John Mercer Langston and George Henry White is they were Black politicians that fought and labored on behalf of Black America. Why is it today that there are thousands of Black elected officials in every corner of the country, yet no clear agenda has been set forth for Black America? Why does every other tribe build businesses where they have a competitive advantage and fit into their place on the global stage whereas Black America still demonstrates,campaigns and marches for “Civil Rights”? Understand, “Civil” only applies to the laws set forth by the wealthy ruling class and if that so ...
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Congress seems drugged & inert most of the time...its idea of meeting a problem is hold hearings or appoint a commission Shirley Chisholm
Some states have primary elections today, so we honor Shirley Chisholm for -
Shirley Chisholm is just one of those ladies I'm super pressed to call my soror.
.Kimberly Peeler-Allen at the Shirley Chisholm Political Seminar dropping knowledge abt
I stand on the shoulder of Giants: Shirley Chisholm, The Black Panthers, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, .
Lynch worked w/ Ken Burns on the Jazz series. Did documentary on Shirley Chisholm
Why they got Shirley Chisholm looking like Ving Rhames?
Congrats to Sen Murphy on receiving the 2014 Shirley Chisholm award. Thx for being a champion of TRIO
The Sleeper Has Awakened 5: What Have Become Of Us and “Where do we go from here” (The Trammps) “Say It Loud” (J.B) It was 1971 and my cousins and I finally got our ears pierced (my ear was pierced on the wrong side but that’s another story), of course we did it was NYC in the 70”s we were wore the latest fashions bell bottoms, Dashikis and Berets in red, black and green crocheted by my Grandmother and Mother. We were very progressive at the time living the Black Experience; my mother even dated Brother Herbie (He was Muslim and sold bean pies and earrings and took me to the Mosque on 125th) It was a time that I remember being Black was an honor I was very proud, I was young and impressionable. I remember seeing brothers and sisters strutting down the street just being Black and beautiful, was it because we had finally accepted the fact that were… Ebony, Jet and Sepia were the bibles of the black community, we had an Ebony subscription and it was read from cover to cover. Every Saturday I wa ...
Congrats to - winner of 's 2014 Shirley Chisholm Award
Congratulations to for receiving the 2014 Shirley Chisholm Award! We are honored to have you with us today!
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. (Chisholm, Shirley)
Shirley Chisholm: “In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”
For me it was the amazing Shirley Chisholm - unbought and unbossed. Went to Newark NJ rally for her prez bid b4 I cud vote.
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DYK: In 1969 - Shirley Chisholm, of NY, became the first African-American woman in Congress and the first female black U…
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Don't know Marcus Garvey, Garrett Morgan, Shirley Chisholm, nothing but these clown *** entertainers that don't care about you
... rhetoric never won a revolution yet. - Shirley Chisholm
Am I trippin or does Shirley chisholm look like Michael Jordan on this stamp? Lol
Shirley Chisholm understood the plight of women in society.
Wise words from Shirley Chisholm inspire this morning, every morning: via
does anyone know or care who Shirley Chisholm was or is that just irrelevant information now
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Could be said of Shirley Chisholm and Anita Hill +many!
thank you for your films on Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis that each remind us that politics is SERVICE FOR THE PEOPLE.
(12) 1972 Shirley Chisholm is first black American to run for president.
Firsts by African Americans The first African-American Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont Mayor of major city: Carl Stokes, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967–1971. The first black woman to serve as a mayor of a major U.S. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872–Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against Governor (elected): L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia, 1990–1994. The only other elected black governor has been Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, 2007–U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times. The first black female U.S. Representative was Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman from New York, U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction. Edward Brooke became the first African-America ...
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Black History Month reminded me of some courageous women upon whose shoulders we stand - Marian Anderson; Barbara Jordan; Shirley Chisholm; Carol Moseley Braun; Patricia Roberts Harris; Dorothy Height; Fannie Lou Hamer. Thanks to the National Women's History Museum, I can remember to be so grateful to them.
Shirley Chisholm and Dorothy Height are two of my favorite history makers
We had Shirley Chisholm in 1972. After that, there was Rev. Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988. Then we had the Rev. Al Sharpton in 2004. Three African-Americans ran for President, and none of them were elected. It seemed as if the promise “you can be whatever you want to be” was a lie to African-Americans…But all of that changed on a historical date. On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, during the 2008 USA Presidential elections, the United States of America nominated its first African-American President: President Barack Obama. Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is an alumni of Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard University. In 1996, he was elected to the Illinois Senate, and was reelected in 1998. In January 2003, Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, and he led a bipartisan passage of legislation by monitoring racial profiling; he required police to record the race of drivers they detained. Obama continued ...
USPS honors first African-American Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, who is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery:
Some nice coverage of today's event at Forest Lawn honoring Shirley Chisholm...
OK make me understand why ? ...why what u say .y do I see more *** on here then BLACK HISTORY JUST *** like y are we not talken about Lonnie Johnson ,Lena Horne,Toni Morrison,Shirley Chisholm,and Thurgood Marshall and the man him self FREDERICK DOUGLASS .WHY M
It's not like asked them to identify Shirley Chisholm or Stokely Carmichael or Bayard Rustin or Claudette Colvin. Jesus.
Brooklyn College Professor Barbara Winslow, the author of the new book "Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change," and Shola Lynch of the Schomburg Center, who directed the recent documentary about that presidential run, called "Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed," joined Inside City Hall to honor Brooklyn's own Shirley Chisholm '46, who rose to become a truly remarkable figure in American history.
From Fannie Lou Hammer to Shirley Chisholm to Barbara Jordan, to Condoleezza Rice Black women have played crucial roles in the history of black socio-political positioning on issues from women's suffrage to voting rights, to equal pay in the workforce. Yet with the increase in black college educated women and the change in many of the social constructs that historically worked to define the role Black women played in American politics, is the political posture of Black women changing? TONIGHT February 11 at 7pm CENTRAL TIME on "Black Greeks Speak with Marlon Smith" I will speak on all of these issues. Conservatism in the Black Context: is it still the party of Frederick Douglass? ONLY on Many thanks to my line sister and Soror Dena Gray for the invitation.
WHAT YOU KNOW 'BOUT JESSE.!?!?! 1984 presidential campaign Main article: Jesse Jackson presidential campaign, 1984 On November 3, 1983, he announced his campaign for President of the United States in the 1984 election, becoming the second African American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for president. In the Democratic Party primaries, Jackson, who had been written off by pundits as a fringe candidate with little chance at winning the nomination, surprised many when he took third place behind SenatorGary Hart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, who eventually won the nomination. Jackson garnered 3,282,431 primary votes, or 18.2 percent of the total, in 1984, and won three to five primaries and caucuses, including Louisiana, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, and one of two separate contests in Mississippi. More Virginia caucus-goers supported Jesse Jackson than any other candidate, but Walter Mondale won more Virginia delegates. In May 1988, Jackson complained that he ...
Who would have guessed Shirley Chisholm would run for US President in 1972? Who would have known that in 2014 the US Postal Service would unveil a Shirley Chisholm stamp?
today i heard Reverend Al Sharpton preach about "living for more than ourselves & serving others". yesterday Barbara Lee unveiled the new usps Shirley Chisholm stamp. at this VERY moment i am so proud to be a Delta, a Black Woman & a Mills Woman! im standing on the shoulders of GIANTS-for real!
At the post office today I saw a picture of the new Shirley Chisholm stamp and thought is was “Aunt Esther” from Sanford and Son. (True) Don't know much about Shirley Chisholm, but Aunt Esther (the late LaWanda Page) has always been a favorite. Aunt Esther was a great character. Page and Redd Foxx grew up together and started their separate careers at about the same time. When Foxx asked to bring her in as one of the characers on “Sanford and Son” the network said no. Foxx said that he really thought she could add to the show. The network still said no. So Redd Foxx walked out and said they could do the show without him as well. The network immediately called LaWand and asked her if she'd be willing to join the cast on the Sandofd and Son show. R.I.P. Aunt Esther. (LaWanda Page)
Shirley Chisholm because the first African America woman to make a bid for the nomination of the presidency of United States.1972✔️
Shout out to those who don't know who Madame CJ Walker was. Or Robert Lawrence. Or Shirley Chisholm. Or Huey Newton. Or James Weldon Johnson
Okay... okay... okay! I apologize for NOT posting yesterday's Black History Facts... I was still celebrating my birthday. LOL! YESTERDAY IN BLACK HISTORY (1/25): Rev. Henry Lyons, president of National Baptist Convention, USA goes on trial for 54 counts of embezzlement, bank/wire fraud and extortion. NBC, USA is the largest Black denominational convention in the US with an estimated membership of 8.5 million - 1999. Black Entertainment Television {BET} - first black owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins broadcasting from Washington, DC - 1980. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm begins her campaign for President of the U.S. - 1972. Constance Baker Motley - becomes the first Black American woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship - 1966. Writer, Gloria Naylor, born - 1950. National Afro-American League, Pioneer Black protest organization, founded at Chicago meeting. Joseph C. Price, President of Livingstone College, was elected president - 1890. LASTLY... Sojourner Truth addressed the firs ...
Shirley Chisholm announced her candidacy 4 POTUS this day in ca. 1975:
Shirley Chisholm did not sit around saying that things cannot change, she made changes. This is dedicated to all of those who are currently reaping the benefits of her changes with better jobs, healthcare, homes etc., yet are afraid to make changes for future generations. As the song goes "Everything must change."
This Day in Women’s Political History: January 26, 1972 – NY Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announces her candidacy for the U.S. Presidency.
Gloria Marie Steinem Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 25, 1934. Her mother, Ruth (née Nuneviller), was a Presbyterian of Scottish and German descent, and her father, Leo Steinem, was a Jewish immigrants from Germany. She is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1968, she signed the “War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation", which, along with her early support of abortion rights, catapulted her to national fame as a feminist leader. Steinem actively campaigned for t ...
I cannot wait for this - 37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm
Today in NYC history. 1972. BK Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African American woman to seek a major party's presidential nomination
Thrilled. She's one of my "sheroes." RT: "37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm
TDIH 1972: Shirley Chisholm began her run for US Presidency, 1st Afr-American woman to do so. In footsteps of Victoria Woodhull, B Lockwood.
1/25/1972: Shirley Chisholm is officially in the race for the Presidential nomination ! Big rally in Bedford-Stuyvesant, stirring speech !
Another general knowledge quiz from the mind of Amy Adams. No looking stuff up - just for fun, give these a try and please do enjoy laughing at my horrible answers to questions yesterday. No one laughs at me as much as I do! Here you go: 1. Who discovered the element radium? 2. What is Sacajawea know for? 3. Who wrote To the Lighthouse? 4. Who won the 1979 Nobel Peace prize for work toward helping end the suffering of humanity, and was later recognized by the Catholic Church as a saint? 5. What does the 19th amendment grant? 6. What is The Feminine Mystique? 7. What is Shirley Chisholm famous for? 8. Who wrote in the poem Lady Lazarus: "Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well." 9. What is Georgia O'Keefe known for? 10. What is a blastocyst? 11. What is unique about this new quiz?
* Today in Black History - January 25 * 1851 - Sojourner Truth addresses the first African American Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. 1890 - The National Afro-American League is founded at an organizing meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Joseph Price, the president of Livingston College, is elected the first president of what will come to be considered a pioneering African American protest organization. 1938 - Jamesetta Hawkins is born in Los Angeles, California. She will become a rhythm and blues singer known as "Etta James." She will be described as "one of the great forces in American Music." She will become a star scoring her first national pop hit, "Roll With Me, Henry", at age sixteen, and be recognized as a master in the fields of blues, R&B, jazz, and pop, crossing genres time and again. Between 1955 and 1975, Etta will create a dozen Top-10 Rhythm & Blues hits and more than 25 chart hits. They will include such soulful performances as "All I Could Do Was Cry" (1960), "At Last" (1961), "Tru ...
Photo: cartermagazine: Today In ‘Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman elected to Congress,...
From what two islands were Shirley Chisholm’s parents?
"37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm" I wish we could celebrate our diversity daily. ..thoughts?
37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm: January is quickly coming to a close and with that brings...
This Day in Black History: January 25 Happy Birthday: Alicia Keys 1896: Florence Mills, the ‘Queen of Happiness’ was born. She was a singer, dancer and comedian. She passed away in 1927, aged 31, from complications from appendicitis. 1899: Blues guitarist, songwriter & singer Sleepy John Estes was born. He passed away in 1977, aged 78. 1924: The Douglas Hotel of San Diego was founded. Known as the “Harlem of the West,” the hotel included the Creole Palace night club where black stage and screen stars of the 1930’s and 1940’s performed. The Douglas Hotel was the only major downtown hotel to provide accommodations to black visitors in San Diego during the era of segregation 1938: Blues, R&B, Soul & Pop diva Etta James was born. She passed in 2012, aged 73. 1943: Happy Birthday to martial artist & actor Ron van Clief who turns 71 today. 1950: Happy Birthday to award winning author Gloria Naylor who turns 64. 1957: Edmund Sylvers was born. He was the lead singer of the 1970s family music group The ...
Have you ever heard the song, “We shall overcome?” In the year 1900, an African American, Charles Tindley, who was the pastor of a Methodist Episcopal Church, wrote a hymn called, “I’ll Overcome Some Day.” Some 60 odd years later, that hymn was the basis for the civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome.” Today it still symbolizes the struggle for freedom - freedom from oppression, freedom from pain and suffering, freedom from everything in this world that attempts to pull us down and convince us that all hope is lost. The words speak of triumph over life’s struggles, and they speaks of signs of the fulfillment of hope - people walking hand in hand, walking free, without fear, without being alone, we shall overcome. The chorus reads: Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome some day Martin Luther King was the face and the voice of a movement that began many years before he was born. The quest to overcome, despite circumstances motivated slaves and slave leaders such as Nat Turner ...
Go to the Shirley Chisholm presentation in Olive Kettering if you're cool!
Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio-USA TONIGHT AT 5:15 pm, Antioch College alumna Barbara Winslow will be presenting her new bibliography: Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change (Lives of American Women)
On my way to Jury Duty with long johns on, Shirley Chisholm you owe me for this one.
Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners is a stunning film. Directed by Shola Lynch who also directed Unbought and Unbossed, The Life of Shirley Chisholm, and executive produced by actor Jada Pinkett Smith, it is a priceless addition to the record we have of the struggles and courage of black...
Do I know about every single woman that you've dated? No...but if I had dated Harriet Tubman I probably would have said something. If I was texting madam CJ Walker, Shirley Chisholm.. I would have said something, lmao I'm over here rolling this dude is stupid talking about all your little grandpa ex came dancing up out the crip Rotflmbo
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