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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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I stand on the shoulder of Giants: Shirley Chisholm, The Black Panthers, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, .
Shirley Chisholm the first African-American woman elected to Congress, sought the Democratic nomination in 1972 as the first black woman to run for president.
Lynch worked w/ Ken Burns on the Jazz series. Did documentary on Shirley Chisholm
"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth." - Shirley Anita Chisholm
Why they got Shirley Chisholm looking like Ving Rhames?
Honored to receive the Shirley Chisholm award from today. I'll always proudly defend TRIO & its students
Congrats to Sen Murphy on receiving the 2014 Shirley Chisholm award. Thx for being a champion of TRIO
"I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change." Shirley Chisholm. Reading a great article, Time For Kids, Political Prowess
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)
“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”. ~Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm: “In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”
"Reagan is the prez, but I voted for Shirley Chisholm..."
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For me it was the amazing Shirley Chisholm - unbought and unbossed. Went to Newark NJ rally for her prez bid b4 I cud vote.
What Post office was dedicated to Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn?
We are thrilled to learn will join us on Friday morning to accept the Shirley Chisholm award!
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. ~ Shirley Chisholm
DYK: In 1969 - Shirley Chisholm, of NY, became the first African-American woman in Congress and the first female black U…
Shirley Chisholm stamps now available for individual sale at 49 cents.
But why did the US postal service make Shirley Chisholm look like Edna Payne from Martin?
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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.
"Service is the rent you pay for room on this planet."~Shirley Chisholm
(12) 1972 Shirley Chisholm is first black American to run for president.
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. -- Shirley Chisholm
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 ...
Pelosi is COOL!!! Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi pays tribute to the legacy of Shirley Chisholm Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee pay tribute to the life, legacy, and leadership of Shirley Chisholm – the first African American women elected to Congress - at the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s Shirley Chisholm Forever stamp and discussed the House Democrats’ women’s economic agenda: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” at Mills College in Oakland.
Bonus Black History Facts - Shirley Chisholm attended Brooklyn College on a scholarship and then earned a master's degree in education from Columbia University. After becoming an expert on early childhood education, she worked as a consultant to New York City's Bureau of Child Welfare, from 1959 to 1964. In 1968, Chisholm became the first black woman to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1972, Chisholm declared her candidacy for the office of president of the United States; making her the first black and first woman to make this bid.
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 mjwjtalkradio.com. 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 ...
1/25/1972 — Shirley Chisholm becomes the 1st Af-Am woman to announce her candidacy for President of the United States
I cannot wait for this - 37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm
On January 25, 1972, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm began her campaign for presidency of the United States,...
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"I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America." -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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. -Shirley Chisholm
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
Study the life and career of Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and a lifelong social activist, at Biography.com.
e.g. Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Colin Powell, Sydney Poitier, Shirley Chisholm are all of Caribbean descent
*Walter Morris was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American Paratrooper and Brick Mason Supervisor. From Waynesboro, Ga., he was the youngest and only male of seven children. After high school graduation, he began an apprenticeship as a bricklayer, but he found construction work was sparse during the Depression. He joined the Army as a one-year volunteer in January 1941. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that December, Mr. Morris continued his Army service as a clerk. In 1943, he “washed out” of Infantry Officer Candidate School on the 12th week of a 13-week program. He was relegated to guarding the parachute school at Fort Benning, Ga., with fellow Black soldiers from 4 p.m., when the white paratrooper trainees left the field, until the students returned at 8 the next morning. At the time the morale of the African Americans was miserable. The post was largely segregated, including its movie theater and exchange. In 2013, he told the Daytona Times newspaper in Florida, “When we ...
My FB friends here are ten little known facts about how great we truly, truly are, and now I say good night. 1. Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. Created by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient city where African Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice. 2. During the 1930s, painter Charles Alston founded the 306 group, which convened in his studio space and provided support and apprenticeship for African-American artists, including Langston Hughes; sculptor Augusta Savage; and mixed-media visionary Romare Bearden. 3. Scientist and mathematician Benjamin Banneker is credited with helping to design the blueprints for Washington, D.C. 4. In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLe ...
My daughters are in the AKA's EYL program. Their February session will cover African American Women in Black History. Through their research, they have to prepare to display who they were given. Caia was given Josephine Baker and Cassidy was given Shirley Chisholm. WHAT A MATCH UP!!! Caia has a love for music/singing and Ms. Baker was not only a fierce dancer, she was a vocal artist as well. Caia is working on a special performance. Her gift is gracefully budding. Now.Cassidy and Shirley Chisholm.What more can I say. Mrs. Chisholm was known to be outspoken and making statements to shake and anger. If you know Cassidy, you know THAT IS Cassidy. I LOVE this EYL program and how it steers and shapes our young ladies.
Time to revisit REPARATIONS! ! Research if you're not sure if it's possible. If you believe 12Yrs a Slave you know it's worthy ! But we need the *** Black leaders who are Not afraid to get the Ball rolling to ask. I wonder what would Dr. King, Malcolm, Harrriet Tubman, John Brown,, those who jumped over board, Nat Turner,, Madam C.J. Walker, Ella Baker, Langston Hughes, Merger Evers, Fred Shuttlesworth, Viola Leoza, Ralph David Abernathy, Hoses Williams, Cater G. Woods on, Shirley Chisholm, Marcus Harvey, Maynard Jackson, Bayard Dustin, the 4 Little Girls,, Jimmy Lee Jackson, Cleveland A. Wolfe Sr., Eldridge Clever, Robert Kennedy, Hughey P. Newton, Tupac, Me, Rosa Parks, Cassius Clay, Adam Clayton Powers, Grady Yancey, Jr,. W.E. B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, those unborn and your ancestors would say. Time for Black History. Not month but for life, fool! Oopps. Fulton High got me:) I'm good. Time to get back to my collard green and Turkey necks. The Dirty South.
“Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and so deep-seated, that it is invisible because it’s so normal.” — Shirley Chisholm
You're the Man - Marvin Gaye [Unissued] [Mock Album Cover] "You're the Man" is a song composed by singer Marvin Gaye and songwriter Kenneth Stover and released on the Motown subsidiary, Tamla, in the summer of 1972. Composed primarily on the basis of the 1972 presidential election, the song was supposedly the first release from Gaye's next album, You're the Man, but the song's modest success forced Gaye to shelve the album in protest. History Recording In 1972, Gaye's success with the socially conscious album, What's Going On, helped in pressuring Motown to give the musician more creative autonomous control of his music, leading to a $1 million deal being offered by Motown, which made him for a time, the most lucrative R&B artist ever. Gaye responded by putting himself constantly in the studio working on a multitude of projects. One of the projects was another album focusing on social matters and further into politics, which was only hinted at in What's Going On. Gaye and his band, which consisted of memb ...
"The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl." - Shirley Chisholm
taking advantage of this lull before the storm of new issues for 2014. finished Shirley Chisholm and USS Arizona last night. finally decided to do just 6 of Arizona. keep one for myself and have 2 other advance orders. leaves 3 to find new homes for in March.
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The History of Martin Luther King Day Who originated the idea of a national holiday in honor of MLK? It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill became stalled, petitions endorsing the holiday containing six million names were submitted to Congress. Conyers and Rep. Shirley Chisholm, Democrat of New York, resubmitted King holiday legislation each subsequent legislative session. Public pressure for the holiday mounted during the 1982 and 1983 civil rights marches in Washington. Congress passed the holiday legislation in 1983, which was then signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. A compromise moving the holiday from Jan. 15, King's birthday, which was considered too close to Christmas and New Year's, to the third Monday in January helped overcome opposition to the law. National Consensus on the Holiday A num ...
A Dime a Dozen “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” —BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, EDUCATOR There’s so much talk about excellence today. Ours is a society obsessed with excellence. Are you striving to be your best? Are you committed to excellence or are you average? Though each of us is average in different areas of our lives, how great it is to be excellent! And make no mistake about it, we can all be excellent! Successful individuals like the famed educator Booker T. Washington encourage us to do our best. “Success may involve talent,” explained the celebrated choreographer Alvin Ailey. “But excellence involves YOU.” “If we are to move ahead as a people,” warned former U.S. congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, “we must strive for the highest standards.” Achievers know the difference between average and excellence. Excellence means standing up to life; living your life for a cause greater than yourself so future generations will know that YOU played a role. The successful a ...
Gale Jones Carson Mentor Shirley Chisholm to US Rep. Barbara Lee: “When you get elected, you better act like a woman. Don’t play by the rules...Change the rules!”
Black history type mixx... I would like to thank our black fathers and mothers of history for leading a path for US! Time to start learning more bout these black people and groups... Names: Malcom X, Stokely Carmichael, Black Panthers, Martin Luther King, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, Coretta Scott King, Shirley Chisholm, Alice Walker, Joann Gibson Robinson, check out the court case of Plessy V. Ferguson and Brown V. Board of education of Topeka, Thurgood Marshall, The NAACP, James Peck, James Meredith, Ernest Withers, last but not least Fannie Lou Hamer... Check out more black history which lead us to where we are today.
I sent this not to our son's teacher. My problem with this is children have enough to deal without adding booty shaking to the menu. "Hello Mr. -, Brandon told me you showed a video of Beyonce in class. I'm curious as to the purpose of showing her? Why not choose women like Bessie Coleman, Maya Angelou, Anna Tibaijuka, Madam C.J. Walker, Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Robin Kelly, Coretta Scott King, Barbara Bush, Ursula Burns, Ruth Simmons, Condoleezza Rice, Terry McMillan, and many others?I appreciate your work ethic and thank you very much. Christopher Fisher." He responded, " Hi Mr. Fisher,Thank you for those recommendations. I showed a clip while passing out our article for the week, which is about how the music industry may be changing because of social media, etc Thank you for all your help! --- -"
I just finished watching The Butler and I started crying. I cried because I am apart of a legacy of black people that endured the enslavement, Jim Crow laws, Civil rights, and all subsequent presidencies leading to Barack Obama's nomination. I thought about John Lewis, MLK, members of the Black Panther Party, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcom X, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Jesse Jackson Sr., Bayard Rustin, members of SCLC, members of SNCC, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Jimmie Lee Jackson, Spelman Class of 1964, Medgar Evers, Emmett Louis Till, and Eugene Allen (born July 14th, 1919-March 31st, 2010 born 1 week after my birthday) the real butler who worked for the White House for 34 years. It also made me think about my maternal grandfather John Herrod (died in 2005) and my grandmother Mary Herrod who is still living today. To know that movie was dedicated to our ancestors who fought during the civil rights movement is a true honor. RIP to Laura Ziskin (the film producer who died in 2011 of breast cancer) and Jame ...
Attn. Gen. Kamala Harris, Harold Washington, Ida B. Wells, Shirley Chisholm and Medgar Evers. Throw Obama in there, too.
On Momdukes side I'm related to James Ingram who helped write and sing on We Are The World and on Pops side I'm related to Shirley Chisholm
Happy birthday to Shirley Chisholm who blazed trail after trail for Black women in U.S. politics. (11/30/24-1/1/05)
Ok So I feel really bad for not naming any women in my pantheon of heroes yesterday so I'm gonna make a list of the most important women on earth and you can fill in any blanks as you see fit! Mary, Khadiijah wife of Muhammad, Fatima, (Daughter of Muhammad), Jane Adams, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Candy Stanton, Queen Elizabeth 1st, Queen Elizabeth II, Shirley Chisholm, Margaret Thatcher, Amelia Earhart , Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hilary Clinton, Dorothy Dix, Marie Curie and My Mom... Sorry I'm Biased
Barron like I said was firm in opposing selection of Bratton as NYPD chief. Here is one comment he said "asking Bill Bratton to come back and stop racial profiling stop and frisk is like asking an arsonist to come back" yea he was firm on this. Barron reflects the kind of NYC politics I grew up with in NYC like former mayor John Lindsay and Shirley Chisholm. Barron was honest. Supporters of Bratton included former La mayor Villaraigosa, NY senator Charles Schumer, Ny governor Coumo, NYC politicians, academics and supporters of stop and frisk like former mayor Giulani. Bratton was firm in supporting stop and frisk 100% he was firm in it in his statements today. De Blasio is picking NYC insiders to run city hall. He picked a guy that I wrote about on term paper I did at cal state la on NYC as deputy mayor he was part of Ed Koch's team a NYC insider. he has nothing but NYC insiders and that is how selection of Bratton can be seen. So this is the "liberal" that pro liberal publications were promoting. yea De ...
Brown Girl ‘Herstory:’ Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm was born on this day in 1924. Born Shirley St.
In memory of Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Gordon Parks, and Shirley Chisholm. Past November 30s: 1753: Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny “on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity.” 1858: John Mason patents the screw neck bottle called the Mason Jar. 1954: Elizabeth (Liz) Hodges, of Sylacauga, Alabama, becomes the first woman known to be struck by a meteorite. It weighs 8 pounds. 1987: While two surgeons in Bridenhead, England, interrupt an operation to have a fistfight over scheduling, a junior doctor finishes the surgery. One of the combatants has to be treated for minor injuries. 2001: Ex-sheriff Sidney Dorsey is arrested for killing sheriff-elect Derwin Brown, who beat him at the polls, DeKalb County, Georgia. 2004: Ken Jennings ends his 74-game winning spree on the game show, “Jeopardy!” 2010: At an auction in Dublin, a handwritten poem written by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney sells for €4,800.
Speaking of Shirley Chisholm & her prez campaign, the great comedy legend Redd Foxx said on national TV he'd rather sleep w/ Raquel Welch.
Lots, lots of great facts this weekend, including the birth of a famous Peoria native... Saturday, November 30th in Black History: 1) A.P. Ashbourne patents biscuit cutter, 1875 2) S.R. Scratton patents curtain rod, 1889 3) Gordon Parks, filmmaker & photographer, born 1912 4) Mabel Cason, activist and educator, born 1918 5) Shirley Chisholm, congresswoman, born, 1924 6) Robert Guillaume, actor best known for his roles in "Soap" and "Benson", born in St. Louis, 1937 7) Albert Michael Espy, who became U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during the Clinton Administration, born in Mississippi, 1953 8- Bo Jackson, a 1985 Heisman Trophy winner, & was one of the few professional athletes to play in two sports - football & baseball - born in Alabama, 1962 9) Judith Jamison makes her debut with Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre., 1965 10) Spingarn Medal awarded to Coleman A. Young "in recognition of his singular accomplishments as mayor of the City of Detroit", 1981 11) Robert Tools, the 1st recipient of the Abiocor ...
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I wanna take a moment to shot out my brotha Mike Will in the D for starting a convo not too long ago that turned to "12 Years a Slave" and major Hollywood slave movies in general. While I still stand by my point, it IS extremely important that we try to move beyond JUST seeing ourselves portrayed as slaves or just subservient figures on screen, because that's not the only part of our history. How about a major motion picture about Hannibal or Carthage, or about Nat Turner, or Toussaint L'Overture? What happened to the rumor of Chiwetel Ejoifor, the main character in "12 Years A Slave", portraying larger-than-life Nigerian musical icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and role he would be perfect for? Or biopics about powerful black women like Angela Davis and Shirley Chisholm? *** how come the biopics of Mandela and Cesar Chavez aren't getting more press? I'm just saying! Thoughts, my people??
😂😭 “And this Shirley Chisholm hair.. Mellie got on”
And this Shirley Chisholm hair.. Mellie got on
"Service to others is rent you pay for your room here on earth." -Shirley Chisholm
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Shirley Chisholm💖 my dirst vote for a woman for president
Timeline Photos "Every time I get upset I go down and I read; I can understand when I read about Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. And I say to myself, if those two little old Black women had to go through what they did, maybe I too, better try to be strong." -- Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) By: Brown Girl Collective
"The fact is, the politician cannot deliver what he has promised. Because of the precariousness of the whole pattern and system of operating under a cloud of rivalry and the out-and-out ruthless competition going on between the 'ins' and 'out' all types of tactics are used to deal some destructive blows to the body politic. Thus, the public becomes damned because the politician is struggling to save his own hide by destroying the opposing party." ~ Shirley Chisholm (1974)
did Shirley Chisholm really say this??
I worked on Shirley Chisholm's campaign for President, in Los Angeles. Arlie Scott was the coordinator for her So. Calif. campaiign. Yes, I met Ms. Chisholm and have an autographed copy of her book "Unbought and Unbossed". I spoke at a memorial tribute, of a PBS film at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. shortly after Rep. Chisholm passed away Barbara Lee introduced the film and moderated.
Would have Shirley Chisholm pretty high up that list. Or Betty Sinclair.. :)
Shirley Chisholm, what a Woman! Great picture of the both of you. Activism in the making.
"Be as bold as the first man or woman to eat an oyster. ” . ― Shirley Chisholm
Finding Black women who bring prestige to Black History? Who will teach Black girls to quote Shirley Chisholm? Love us. ms. ag
By Austin McCoy Long before Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama, Shirley Chisholm launched a campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, we rarel...
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A Shirley Chisholm stamp, an appropriate honor for a great woman. Thanks Barbara Lee for getting it done.
Oct 29th~47 years ago. Shirley Chisholm, Betty Friedan and several others hold the first National Organization of...
Photo: thesmithian: …USPS announced…it would print a stamp recognizing Shirley Chisholm, the first black...
"If I would have dated Harriet Tubman, texting Madam CJ Walker or Shirley Chisholm" I'm dying over here 😭😂😭😂
Could not agree more with Barbara Lee! Shirley Chisholm broke a lot of glass ceilings while being an amazing role model for so many of us.
How wonderful Shirley Chisholm has a stamp! At the tender age of 18 in Boston, I worked on her pres. campaign.
Subbing today & saw a Shirley Chisholm poster! I bet 1/2 American adults don't know who she was. Awesome woman!
Hon. Owens, my friend's dad, succeeded Hon. Shirley Chisholm (first black woman to US Congress) in 1982.
According to Shirley Chisholm ,Friendshi involves the total conceern and compassion for another fellow human being "in times of peace and in times of war." It encompasses F ondness R eliance I ntensity E steem N eighborliness D evotedness S incerity H armony I nterest P atience These ten (10) virtues comprise the depths of 'true' friendship - love of one human being for another.
U.S. Postal Service announced postal stamp for Shirley Chisholm-trailblazer, first black woman to serve in Congress--"Unbought & Unbossed"
Publisher's Point: The U.S. Postal Service announced that it will issue a Shirley Chisholm stamp next year. .
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Lou Reed may have been the only rocker to name-check “Shirley Chisholm” in a song.
"I am, was & will always be a catalyst for change" -Shirley Chisholm
Thanks for the link now it is clear how the Shirley Chisholm district came to be. A very courageous man and u were trained well
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My editor and teacher created the Congressional disrtrict that allowed Rep.Shirley Chisholm to run for POTUS
I trust this leader more than Hillary Clinton. I wish she could run as a black and feamale Democrat. I think the GOP would freak but we could finally push against their racist and de-womanizing agenda. Shirley Chisholm has always been the voice of the unheard. She's got my vote.
Shirley Chisholm speaking truth to power. Ashe. RIP
CHISHOLM ?72 Unbought & Unbossed is the first historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party?s presidential nominee in 1972. Following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Conventio...
Oooo! What about Badass Shirley Chisholm? I think I could pull that off...
The Shirley Chisholm Project in Brooklyn. If you aint know, now you know!
This is TRUE VINTAGE and EPIC HISTORY...Imagine that it's 1972, you're Diahann Carroll and you hold a fundraiser at your Beverly Hills home for congresswoman Shirley Chisholm...who want's to be President! Then you invite her to your movie premier 2 years later for what would become a classic film "CALUDINE"...EPIC GOINGS ON!!!
Just my thoughts: Adversaries are necessary to get the most out of people and have others see them as something great or special. Jordan had the Pistons. Martin and Malcolm had a race. Shirley Chisholm had a race and country's views about women. God has the Devil. On the other side of your highest mountain is a even better YOU
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As many of you have heard, Congressman Major R. Owens (D-Brooklyn), passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 due to heart and renal failure. Rep. Owens came into office in 1983 after Rep. Shirley Chisholm retired, and he continued to serve residents of Brooklyn and New York City for 12 consecutive terms. While he was a strong advocate on a wide-range of issues centered on social-justice, the former librarian viewed education as the cornerstone towards alleviating poverty. Furthermore, he helped foster a dialogue that brought together different racial, ethnic and religious communities in Brooklyn. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maria Owens, and his children. I will update this post with details for funeral arrangements as they become available.
I was just reading about the death of Major Owens, the Congressman from my childhood district in Crown Hts who replaced Shirley Chisholm. I was a huge fan of this robust, good humored, smart and very liberal man. Now I learn that he was married to a Jewish woman who in the 50s taught at Moorhouse in Atlanta, Ethel Werfel. Very illuminating.
The Shirley Chisholm Project sadly announces that Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the House of Representatives, has died at age 77. Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure. Owens, who was from Brooklyn, served in the U.S. House from 1983 to 2007. He served with great distinction in Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's footsteps and district. In Congress, he helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. He began his political career in the 1960s working on anti-poverty programs in the administration of New York City Mayor John Lindsay. He was elected to the state Senate in 1974. After leaving Congress, Owens taught in the Department of Public Administration at Brooklyn's Medgar Evers College. We will post more later.
TUESDAY November 19th, Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago teachers Union will be the keynote speaker on Shirley Chisholm Day at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She will be speaking at 11AM at the Woody Tanger Auditorium in the library at 11AM and then again at 4PM in the Penthouse, Student Union Building. Brooklyn College.
I was honored when KLAS channel 8 newsman Dave Courvoisier insisted I say hello to my all time shero Shirley Chisholm in 1986 at the Democratic National Convention. That hello made my day also enabled Dave to get a one on one interview with the Senator from New York..."Way to go Dave Courvoisier!"
"At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else." - Shirley Chisholm (November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005)
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Today's Broadcast TEN FACT ABOUT BLACK HISTORY Fact Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett was one of the world's most important blues singers, songwriters and musicians, influencing popular rock acts like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. Howlin' Wolf maintained financial success throughout his life, held a stable marriage and worked for charitable causes in his Chicago community. Fact science fiction author Octavia Butler was dyslexic. Despite her disorder, she went on to win Hugo and Nebula awards for her writing, as well as a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Fact African-American neurosurgeon Ben Carson was a child, his mother required him to read two library books a week and give her written reports, even though she was barely literate. She would then take the papers and pretend to carefully review them, placing a checkmark at the top of the page to show her approval. Fact educator and Brooklyn native Shirley Chisholm survived three assassination attempts during her campaign for the 1972 Democ ...
Having pride isn't always a bad thing, imagine woman taking pride in their nobility, their innate responsibility of nurturing the children, in themselves...will we see some Angela Davis's, some Correta Scott kings & Shirley Chisholm s?
It ERA's "Dead Feminists" Happy Hour tonight at Aquitaine in SF! We love your suggestions for amazing feminists so far like Sarojini Naidu, Shirley Chisholm, Annie Oakley and Carmen Miranda. Let's hear some more! Who is your favorite feminist of the past?
Let's be clear this is not the same Congressional Black Caucus of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, Gus Hawkins, Barbara Jordan or Shirley Chisholm.
little did he know the ghosts of Sojourner Truth and Shirley Chisholm were coming to beat the Black off his ***
*fantasies about the ghosts of Sojourner Truth and Shirley Chisholm joining in with switches and belts*
? what happened to Harriet Tubman ? What happened to Sojourner Truth ? What happened to Shirley Chisholm ?
In 1971 Dorothy Height joined Gloria Steine, Betty Friedan, and Shirley Chisholm in the founding of the National...
If I could just be as great as Shirley Chisholm was, if I could just be as bold, as fearless and as intelligent...
Glad I caught the segment re: Shirley Chisholm - Inspirational for women in general but particularly women in politics
Regina King has the rights to the Shirley Chisholm story and is developing something fab.
"Y'know the way was paved 4 Pres. Obama to be elected, by the first Af-Am woman elected to Congress--Shirley Chisholm"
Who paved the way for Barack Obama running for prez? Shirley Chisholm. -- Rep Barbara Lee
MANNA-HATA: JUNE 7-23 at the James A. Farley Post Office (31st Street at Eighth Avenue)We’re digging into the 400-year history of NYC with a multi-venue, traveling performance. Tickets are available at ovationtix.
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RPH Historical Fact: Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman elected to Congress, lectures on the RPH stage in February of 1987.
"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this Earth" - Soror Shirley Chisholm
[Everyday Persuasion Tip] - If you want someone to do a favor for you, ask a larger favor first that they will presumably refuse, and then ask if they will at least do you the smaller favor. Compliance on favors is already hard to turn down due to societal pressures. But in this case, you get to force it, then immediately play off of the guilt. This is also very effective for forcing people to like you on a gut-reaction level. It's called the "Benjamin Franklin" effect. People who dislike you, or are neutral, can be asked a favor. The societal pressure I mentioned, paired with an almost inconsequential favor (May I borrow a pen?) makes it impossible to refuse. But what magically happens is that your brain doesn't allow you to dislike people you have done a favor for. Future interactions with that person will benefit from the perspective of you being a person they have done a kindness for, no matter how small. They MUST like you, or else, they wouldn't have helped you - at least that's what the litt ...
Sit down and let's chop it up for a minute. Since I been on Face Book a few of my Afro top soul brothers and sisters and straight haired family friends have once or twice made their negative feelings about the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton known. My people critize and judge because of lack of understanding and main stream media Dark side mind tricks. Anytime a *** continueously speak of rights and discrimination and voting drives, then spoken negatively in words and gesture by the opposition; in due time *** will follow. Where would this world be without media exposure. It is called PR, Public Relations as one example. A President could not be president if not for the media. But be careful, the media is also the reason you are only aware of the 2 political parties and not the other 4. If they can set in your mind just the Democratic and Republican parties then is it reasonable perhaps they can set a tone of discrimination in your head to mute justice and rightousness. So instead of ask ...
It's official. Senior project was worthwhile. Still isn't finished, but I've found a plethora of amazing women who did great things that no one ever learns about. Time to buy some books.
I wonder if anyone of you guys have knowledge about Shirley Chisholm
Who do I know that lives in Chisholm or Biwabik? (Or who do I know that knows someone that lives in Chisholm or Biwabik, MN?) Looking for someone to host us for one night in Chisholm on Tues, July 16 or in Biwabik on Wed, July 17 during our bike ride!!
While women such as Rosa Parks, Angela Davis, and Shirley Chisholm were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement, the New York City premiere of “Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights” will bring new, important yet lesser-known names of female activists into the mix.
Family reunion today on top of fathers day. Today is all about the fam! Ashley Bryant, Whitney Bryant, Shirley Chisholm, Jill Adams Graves, Jennifer L Adams, Cara Adams, Noah Bryant, Suzanne Howe, Brian Bohannon and anyone else that im leaving out! This year the lovely Megan Gorham will be accompanying me as well. She may as well be family anyway!
When Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016 Many American women of all colors and cultures will absolutely not vote for her because they would not be able to accept a women being in charge. Ironically most, if not all these American women will be of the Christian Faith. Good Morning Shirley Chisholm
Tomorrow will be our one year anniversary .. Excited !!
     Celebrating Fannie Lou Hamer who took on President Johnson and won: African Americans voted in higher percentages than whites in 2012 for the first time ever. But the work of what Johnson called “the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights” — equal economic opportunity — remains to be done. Thank you for bring out the vote Hispanics, African Americans, youth, women, Colorado, Florida, and Ohio. When we get equity in the US Congress, the presidency and vice presidency we will also be able to support a pathway out of the School to Prison Pipeline with jobs too when women show men what it is to work for God by loving each other. Christ speed up this plan of loving each other and get rid of those who met weekly to plan the demise of Civil Rights in the US Congress that Vice President Biden told the globe about at the funeral of Senator Pell. We know their reign of terror has come to a halt and they are cuffed with a life sentence with God as their judge for all the evil th ...
S&M? Rihanna 'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it Sticks and stones may break my bones But chains and whips excite me
What an inspiring day at Three Stories Artspace... Amanda Ruck, Kerryl Shirley, Michele Tanner, Bill Chisholm, and some visitors soaking up the creative vibe. Cold and rainy outside, but great coffee & muffins made for a cosy day, hanging with my creative possy! Finished off with life drawing tonight, and I am exhausted, but oh so fulfilled. Goodnight.
I FEEL so Mary Richards, So Wonder Womanish... so Charlie's Angelish..so Shirley Chisholm...so Hilary Clinton.WOMEN ROCK!
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Hip Hop culture is questionable in every way. It's got men thinking their rap game is so tight they don't have to work and its got women too loose, trying to catch a gangsta, so they don't have to work. It's lyrics demoralize the soul and psyche, yet it's the pride and joy of those who offer the least to society through impure thoughts and actions. if no one works who takes care of their children?
Name your pick for the top 3 African/Black Woman Leaders? There are so many. My picks are Mae Jemison, Yaa Asantewaa and Clare Hale. Who are your top 3? -M. Millie
Last night I watched The Shirley Chisholm '72 Unbought and Unbossed Documentary.. Deep.. Story about the first black female to run for president of the us..
Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club Members and Friends, Please join us for our June 13th meeting which will be held at 1396 Flatbush Ave (Kitoko Insurance Office) btwn Foster Ave and Farragut Rd. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. We will be gearing up to petition for the Candidates that The Club has endorsed. We need your assistance in this effort. We look forward to seeing you. Thank you. Sincerely, Blondell Lighty President Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club Rodneyse Bichotte Chairwoman Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club r_bichotte
Back from a great night in Brooklyn. The BQE was packed so we got off and drove down Atlantic Avenue so I saw the Barclay Center for the first time and it’s pretty cool at night. Saw the Shirley Chisholm State Office Building which remains unbossed and unbought. Drove through Williamsburg and had a great dinner at Traif (Yiddish for unkosher) while the Chabadnicks gave us the evil eye. (That last one is a joke as the Lubavitcher folks don’t seem to be much in evidence north of the Williamsburg Bridge. On the other hand, Traif has a pretty low-key presence and barely a sign. We drove around the block three times before we found it. Got to wonder why that is!) Drove along the waterfront to my daughter’s apartment in Greenpoint and had a wonderful view of the Chrysler Building. Then schlepped another heavy box up three flights of stairs, getting my exercise for the day and fixed the door knob at her apartment before driving home. A marvelous time was had by all. It’s really sweet for my wife and I t ...
“We have to help Black men, but not at the expense of our own personalities as women.” - Shirley Chisholm, New York Times, April 13, 1969
"If you can't endorse me or you can't support me, get out of my way" - Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm has hated on from EVERY angle during her campaign.
Who is Fannie Lou Hamer? Shirley Chisholm? *** they don't know that the schools WEB DuBois and Reginald Lewis are named for real people.
"Shirley Chisholm was the first/lets rehearse making a baby/put in your order, I want a baby daughter"
The amount of people in my politics class who don't know who Shirley Chisholm, Angela Davis and Stokely Charmichael are makes me sick
"She don't want me in the inquation." ~ Shirley Chisholm
1972, she also played a prominent role at the Democratic National Convention where she supported Shirley Chisholm's candidacy.
"Service is the rent you pay for the room on the planet." Attrib to Shirley Chisholm at ... Chisholm? Lorde? Both?
Remembering Shirley Chisholm: 'Unbought and Unbossed' Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first black wom…
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Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) "Evidence of on the basis of sex should hardly have to be cited here."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is like Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm & confirms we're overdue for a female President
I could write about Lena Dunham being our Shirley Chisholm.
4 of 5 stars to Unbought And Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
The words of Shirley Chisholm inspire me. What about you? Discover the on
Women's History Month, Fact of the Day: Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, (cont)
stencil Shirley Chisholm. Many people dont know about her and those who do never share their knowledge.
"The door is not open yet, but it is ajar."—Shirley Chisholm
was the director for Shirley Chisholm: “Unbought and Unbossed & also "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners
Shirley Chisholm was one amazing woman, and decades ahead of her time!
Isn't it about time for a Shirley Chisholm film?
Celebrate by seeing about Shirley Chisholm at
This month we celebrate Women's History Month. Today we honor one of Barbara's heroes, Shirley Chisholm.
"I ran because somebody had to do it first." Shirley Chisholm
UNBOSSED and UNBOUGHT!! Shirley Chisholm was the FIRST to hold office in US Congress & the…
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Today in Women's History, we salute Shirley Chisholm, who in 1969 became the first African American US Congresswoman.
Um, *** This Shirley Chisolm portrait in the Capitol IS the bomb: via
The Shirley Chisholm portrait in the Capitol is kind of awesome.
You make progress by implementing ideas -Shirley Chisholm
Women's History Month is coming to a close and we could not let it go by without talking about Shirley Chisholm.
New series, Women on the Move, begins Wed. 3/27 with film and discussion about Shirley Chisholm: Join us!
Can we come? MT My soul would love a conversation with Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Shirley Chisholm.
Amabutho-Ubuntu Milan Poole and Iyannah Miller just hit me with a post on Elder Harriett Tubman caused me to reflect on other Queens who Demanded change, who were were Lighten-Rods of Change. Majaji, Candace Amanirenas, Kufuru, Gino, Yakumo, Yakunya, Walzana, Daura, Gamata, Shata, Batatume, Sandamata, Yanbamu, Gizirgizir, Innagari, Jamata, Hamata, Zama and Shawata, , Sadie Pace-Alexander, Shirley Chisholm, Roxanne Jones, Winnie Mandela, and Cynthia McKinney. Then Ubaid explained to me that each ethnic-group has their heroines. Then came the 'sucker-punch.' He asked me, what happens to the continuance of Black Culture, Black Life, if there were no Black Heroines, just - multicultural heroines?
Today at 11 a.m., a film “The Rhetoric of Women in Politics” will be shown, featuring such distinguished women as Shirley Chisholm, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole and others discussing the prejudices and obstacles they faced. It's in Cafe East. For more activities after Spring Break, here is the link:
With all the history blacks have it took Barack Obama to incite some kind of ambition in us. So people like Stokely Carmichael, Booker T Washington, Martin Luther King, Condoleezza Rice, Shirley Chisholm, etc. just never existed. People who actually had to endure. President Obama isn't the beginning OR the end of our history and black people act as if we didn't have a history before the election. Where was all this black pride before?
Shirley Chisholm, Ella Baker, Sojourner Truth and many others should have statues as well.
Ora Mae Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Pearl Bailey, Barbara Jordan & more are all in this issue.
Notable firsts by black women, from Bessie Coleman to Shirley Chisholm to Oprah.
Geraldine Ferraro, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards and Shirley Chisholm are the reasons why I love politics
How lucky were we as girls in the 70's to have Gloria Steinem, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Shirley Chisholm to pave way
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Of the greater black thinkers ever...Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X, Selassie I, Marcus Garvey, Shirley Chisholm, Marcus Garvey...you name it
*** I didnt even know Shirley Chisholm survived THREE assassination attempts. They REALLY didn't like the idea of a black woman in congress
Just because February is over , do not stop or forget your BLACK HISTORY.Remember SHIRLEY CHISHOLM ? Look it up !!!
SEX AND WORLD PEACE Soraya Chemaly Soraya Chemaly Feminist, Writer, Satirist... not always in that order GET UPDATES FROM Soraya Chemaly Like 6k Sex and World Peace: Or, What Little Girls Have to Do With Our Wars Posted: 10/12/2012 9:10 pm React Important Fascinating Typical Scary Outrageous Amazing Infuriating Beautiful Follow Islam , Video , Healthy Masculinity , Malala Yousafzai , One Billion Rising , Domestic Violence , Domestic Violence Awareness Month , Rape , Vday , Violence Against Women , War On Women , World News share this story 795 212 34 Submit this story This week a Taliban hit squad in Pakistan targeted and shot Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old who was fighting for the right of girls to be educated. I cried at the inhumanity on and off all day when I heard. Maybe she should have just dressed the part and saved her life. I'm not being flip. I wish with all my heart that she didn't have to be shot in the head to become a "global icon" for the plight of girls. But the plight of girls is the pli ...
“This lady looks just like Shirley Chisholm” it is Black History Month...
This lady looks just like Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm presidential bid, January 25, 1972: via takes COURAGE to B the 1st 2 do OUTSIDE THE BOX
This in my Inbox today. And ain't it the truth!!! Dion Rabouin Malcolm X was fond of saying, "Our history did not begin in chains." Yet every year that's where Black History Month lesson plans in schools across America begin. They begin telling the story of our history -- black history -- in chains. Young black school children don't learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of the greatest monuments ever, like the pyramids, the sphinx and the obelisks (after which the Washington Monument is modeled) or that our people were literally the lifeblood of some of history's greatest civilizations. They don't learn that calculus, trigonometry and geometry all trace their origins back to African scholars. Black History Month lessons never begin with Haile Selassi I, ruler of Ethiopia, who could trace his ancestry to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and beyond that to Cush in 6280 B.C. Never mind that Selassi actually has the most ancient lineage of any human being in history. Black History Month ...
Photo: Black History Month: Shirley Chisholm’s fight to be firstLeaving her mark no matter what. The year...
Black History Month: Shirley Chisholm's fight to be first
Fact: Shirley Chisholm First black woman elected to Congress, in 1968 (from Brooklyn to 91st Congress).
Fact: Shirley Chisholm survived 3 assassination attempts during her 1972 Democratic campaign for the U.S. presidency.
Shirley Chisholm only need paul Gauguin /hibiscus flower to finsh if anyone can help me please .
Who are the two strongest black female figures in your opinions?
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed (ca 1972): via is American history.
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Can anybody explain to why President Barrack Obama has not given due credit and full respect to Ms. Shirley Chisholm? It will be disrepectful if he never acknowledges the inroads laid down by this pioneer. Ms Chisholm pave the framework that lead to our current president. I believe he should pay her the homage she earned with her body of work. LKC III...
When Shirley Chisholm ran in 1968, she said she had more opposition to her gender than to her race. Sad, but true.
Shirley Chisholm was not playing when she stepped up! Who is next?
- Another inspiration for Black Women everywhere. Shirley Chisholm. Original artwork by:…
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