Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.
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Brown Girl ‘Herstory:’ Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm was born on this day in 1924. Born Shirley St.
"DYK? Shirley Chisholm, the 1st African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress was a member of Delta Sigma Theta?"
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
is Superwoman, I'm just any black women in the 70s, Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm,…
Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to make a bid for the U.S. Presidency.
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential ~ Shirley Chisholm
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...
A Shirley Chisholm stamp, an appropriate honor for a great woman. Thanks Barbara Lee for getting it done.
"When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.” ― Shirley Chisholm. Night All ♥
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 😭😂😭😂
"The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl."- Shirley Chisholm
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!
Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth - Shirley Chisholm
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. .
by "about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to serve in Congress…
Lou Reed may have been the only rocker to name-check “Shirley Chisholm” in a song.
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering & complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas --Shirley Chisholm
"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
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.
In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism. -Shirley Chisholm
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
Talk to me about Shirley Chisholm or Medgar Evers...
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.
Rep. Major Owens thank you for your service. Owens was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, replacing Shirley Chisholm. One of his major achievements in the House was the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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)
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...
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” -Shirley Chisholm
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"
Women's Rights News. Shirley Chisholm in 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she...
"Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just b/c that talent wears a skirt."-Shirley Chisholm
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.
has me rolling today! Paula's favorite candybar is a sniggers
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.
Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deepseated, that it is invisible because it is so normal. Shirley Chisholm
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!
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
"I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change." -Shirley Chisholm. JLCR changes the Corridor. Join us!
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
Photo: sister-elysian: Shirley Chisholm button. She was the 1st black woman to run for president of the U.S.
"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…
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
TIL Shirley Chisholm became in 1968, the first African-American woman elected to Congress and survived 3 assas...
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.
1968 Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
"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…
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.
Photo: aauw: Shirley Chisholm: The first black woman elected to Congress in 1968. In 1972, she became the...
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
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
Madame Unbought & Unbossed, Shirley Chisholm. First AA woman to serve in Congress. First AA woman to run for the Democratic pres nomination.
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.
Black Her-story Month Shirley Chisholm - Shirley Chisholm became the first black congresswoman and for seven...
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.
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:…
My Idea is to Build Better Unity and better Communication with my Nation Peace
Shirley Chisholm 1st black Congress woman & to run for USA president.
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My beautiful granddaughter was featured as Shirley Chisholm on Fox 5!!! Check out the clip!!!
As a white female growing up poor in a southern state, I found a hero, role model and inspiration in Shirley Chisholm. Awesome human being.
Here was my baby last night at her play she was Shirley Chisholm and my other baby Jayden as Spike Lee they did so good!! I see a great things for them :) proud mommy!
Hey.. if you missed our show tonight you can listen to this clip of the Congresswoman herself...
Tune in to Full Circle tonight at 7pm. We will play clips from Shola Lynch's powerful documentary "Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed" about Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential campaign. We'll discuss the accomplishments and obstacles of the first black US congresswoman. Listen at 94.1 FM or stream from kpfa.org
Reagan is the Prez but I voted for Shirley Chisholm
The condition of women in a nation is the real measure of its progress.
Cory just asked his nana did she vote for Shirley Chisholm.. I'm officially dead for the day.
"lol, I wana be Shirley Chisholm"You should of been at this conference I was at.
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I love Shirley Chisholm but I don't agree. I think the Black woman is esp maligned in this country.
Of my two "handicaps," being female put more obstacles in my path than being black." (Shirley Chisholm)
Shirley Chisholm said it right when noticing that:racism is so ingrained in this nation-that it's category is 'normal', in its invisibility.
Shirley Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924 in New York City. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946, and...
& in 1972 Shirley Chisholm became the 1st black woman to be a candidate for Democratic Presidential nomination
What's social responsibility? "Service is the rent you pay for a room on this Earth." Shirley Chisholm
We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. ~Shirley Chisholm (11/30/1924-01/01/2005), First African-American woman elected to U.S. Congress
Are you discussing Black History Month in your classes?
Soror Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman member of Congress, was the first A-A and first woman to run as a major party candidate for the US presidency.
Just wondering, this probably only applies to british Potterheads but, are any of you guys doing Rock Challenge? or have done it in the past? I'm spending the whole day doing ours tomorrow as a half term rehearsal :D So excited! we perform on the 5th March :D ~Nagini
Black women are not here to compete or fight with the brothers if you have hangups about being male or female we're not going to be able to use our talent to liberate all of our black people shirley Chisholm
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Did you know that over fifty women have run for U.S. President? Women were running for president before they could even vote! Featured are the lives and words of the first ten women to run for President.
“Fighting Shirley Chisholm — Unbought and Unbossed” was her campaign slogan for New York’s Twelfth Congressional District race in 1968. Chisholm won and then stayed true to her words throughout her political career. She opposed the Vietnam War and weapons development at a time when it was unpopular…
Here are resources for teaching outside the textbook about U.S. presidents. See captions and links in the album images and the lessons and books on this link: Let us know if you have lessons, books, or films to add to this list.
Can you tell me who these women are? Nancy Hick-Maynard, Patricia Bath, Shirley Chisholm, Lisa Leslie, Nina Mae McKinney, Bessie Coleman, Ida B. Wells, Bessie Wells-Penn, Jewel Plummer-Cobb, Alexa Canady, Mae Carol Jemison, Helen Dickens, Patricia Bath, Dale Emeagwali, Selma Burke... I was trying to find one woman, that I still haven't found, and realized there are so many women in history..."Black History"... I had no clue who they were. There are a few we always talk about, and there are some that have contributed so much and we just never seem to see their names or what they did? Women did some pretty awesome things... I am talking about all women in history! We need to celebrate them!
Last question...Shirley Chisholm was not only the first viable Black presidential candidate, but also the first Black woman ever to do this: A) Practice Law in the state of New York B) Work as a talent agent for the William Morris Agency C) Be elected to Congress D) Teach in an integrated school
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President Obama will be speaking at Morehouse's Commencement for the graduating class of 2013! God will answer prayers!!! May 19th please get here expeditiously!!! Lol
The first female African-American woman elected to Congress said: “…I was not included in ‘We the People’…But through the process of amendment and interpretation and court decision I have finally been included in ‘We the People.’” Who is she?
I've been working hard looking at available grants, and trying to come up with a plan for Minco. There is so much out there available to small communities of such Historic significance. How many people know the history of Minco on Both the Chisholm Trail and to the Railroad ? I'm not a history buff, but I could become one if it would help us to improve our town. Please Remeber to Vote April 2
Before President Barack Obama there was Shirley Chisholm - In spite of hopeless odds, Shirley Chisholm refused to accept the status quo. Her will and determination to succeed has made her a true, modern day, African-American shero!
Many different leaders influenced the Civil Rights Movement: Religious leaders, grassroots activists, political figures … and the list keeps going. What type of Civil Right Leader are you? Take our quiz! Uncover your leadership style.
Just to say Happy Valentines day, to all the Ladies that are dear to my heart, Nikki Drakeford, Raschema Raschema Gandy-Simon, Samantha Simon, Patricia Cash, Sharon LuvJahmon Hinds,Zina Lett, Jenny Harris,Candy Candice Candy Clark, and Sheila Davis Chisholm,Clair Phillips,Shirley Phillips, if you do not see see your name , does not mean I do not love you, because you are in my mind and in my heart , blessings to all, and I love you still, Have a great day with the one you love.
Jeff Johnson shared the following link and had this to say about it: This 14th Day of Black History Month I celebrate Shirley Chisholm. Before Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. in 1984 & 88’; before Rev. Al Sharpton in 2000 & 04’; and before the historic election of President Barack Obama in 2008 there was a black woman from NYC in 1972 who turned the political world on its ear by being “Unbought and Unbossed”. I can’t hea...
Following last year’s successful effort to decriminalize marijuana in Rhode Island, advocates in the state legislature now have their eyes on the biggest prize in drug reform: marijuana legalization.
One love to my heroines for fighting for the struggle of black liberation Angela Davis, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Alice Walker, Madam CJ Walker, Ida B. Wells, Assata Shakur, Ya Asantewa, and countless of other sistas that paved the way. I give praise to you all I'm very humble. Peace
Tj officially starts daycare next week... Tears. I'm going to try not to cry!
Today I.m looking forward by looking back at some of the courageous black women of the past. We are half way through Black History Month and after listening to President Obama's state of the union message I was moved to reflect on the power of it. Wondering if it would motivate us all to action or just provide us with a brief feel good passive moment ? Then I thought about those brave courageous black sisters of the past and how the message of the gospel propelled them into action. Sister Harriet Tubman heard the gospel and had a vision to rise up and leave the bondage of slavery, but to go back and lead others to freedom. Sister Sojourner Truth the message of the gospel gave her the strength to stand against sexism and racism. Then sisters Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrill were moved to write and speak about the cruelty displayed against those in the south. This gospel of Jesus Christ was a powerful message as it went on to cause Mary Mc leod Bethune to rise up and educate her people. Siste ...
A source of educational resources, books, and video by and about Shirley Chisholm.
African-American Firsts: Government •Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio. •State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature. •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 Kelly, Washington, DC, 1991–1995. •Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872–Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor. •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, 1969–1983. •U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from ...
and Shirley Chisholm is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
I wanted to clarify one thing from earlier. While I don't necessarily think the best way to obtain liberation for black people us to give us a month to celebrate our contributions to society, this is not an excuse to not know your history. My mother made sure I could recognize famous blacks like Shirley Chisholm, Rosa Parks, Huey p newton, Marcus Garvey etc by face, name or any other description. I have more than a few black history bowl championships under my belt. Not agreeing with Black History Month dues not diminish my love for black people. I love y'all so much that I have dedicated my life to making sure we all get free. Even the ones that don't know we are still slaves.
Say it isn't so Vicki! Ohio State Suspends Chapter of a Historically Black Sorority Over Hazing Incident Filed in African-American History on January 24, 2013 The Ohio State University chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was suspended from the university until at least the fall of 2016. University officials stated that the sorority violated the institution’s code of conduct rules relating to hazing but would not give specific details. The national headquarters of the sorority stated that they supported Ohio State’s decision to suspend the chapter and reiterated its policy of zero tolerance for any hazing activities. Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Howard University a century ago. Members have include Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Robert Harris, Lena Horne, Barbara Jordan, and Wilma Rudolph.
Heard an interesting segment on the local NYC affiliate of NPR earlier today. For the MLK Day observance (coinciding with Obama's inauguration), Brian Lehrer was speculating about African-American civil rights greats. He asked the rhetorical question whether if there was a black Mt Rushmore, who would be so enshrined. MLK and Frederick Douglass were a given for him; he asked his other commentators and listeners if Malcolm X and Obama would be the other two. I've been thinking about this throughout the day. As a child of the 60's, I can think of any number of other African-American civil rights icons who worked to break down organized segregation: Marcus Garvey, Shirley Chisholm, Medgar Evers, Harriet Tubman, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, even, don't laugh now, Bill Cosby. For me, if there were a black Mt. Rushmore or an African-American Stone Mountain, I'd have to include Thurgood Marshall. I leave you to ponder this as we conclude this 50th anniversary of the momentous year of 1963 and embark on the 2nd te ...
Tells me too that the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is looking dwn. U know her story. Who walks in her footsteps?
I will be in a black history play next month at my church. I'm playing Shirley Chisholm(1st black woman to run for president) :-)
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I only have three favorite politicians. Harvey Milk, Shirley Chisholm, and Chuckwe Lumumba.
Name 5 of the Most important Afro Americans in American History. If anyone say Michael Jordan I will delete you immediately
Maybe we can discuss Shirley Chisholm one day as well
Our grandparents use to talk about Shirley Chisholm a lot so respect to her! She was the first black congresswoman!
We try to teach our children to do and give the very best of their efforts and even if they do not win at whatever it is that they are doing, they will learn the value of the hard work and sacrifice that was put into molding themselves out to reach their personal pinnacle in whatever it is that they are doing. In the end, someone wins, and someone loses. We have lost much of this when we started having awards banquets that issue trophies to kids for merely participating. Please stop this. Let us go back to teaching our children that in this life, to the victor goes the spoils. Those that put in the hard work and dedicate themselves to being the very best at what they are doing usually end up being the luckiest. It has always amazed me, that 2 hockey teams can physically pound on one another for a seven game series onto frozen water and fiber and plexiglass boards... ...only to line up at the conclusion of the series with stitches, bruises and maybe even a(nother) missing tooth... ...and SHAKE HANDS! Ofte ...
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This year is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. It is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Medgar Evers and Malcolm X would have both been 88 this year. Dr. King would have been 84. This year is the 58th anniversary of Rosa Park's action and the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This year marks the 48th anniversary of the death of Viola Liuzzo, and the 47th for the deaths of Cheney, Goodman, and Schwerner. This is the 49th anniversary year of Fannie Lou Hamer's run for Congress during which she plainly said, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." This year is the 41st anniversary of when Shirley Chisholm ran for presidency.
The inauguration of President Obama is a testimony for me that the commitment of my work in the presidential campaigns of Shirley Chisholm (the dream) Jesse Jackson (the hope) and Barack Obama (the fulfillment of the dream and the hope) was not in vain. And so it is that every boy and girl can dream and hope and have them fulfilled. Mighty God.
when you talk to him tell him to tell Shirley too call me
I wish there was a Harriet Tubman day. Sojourner Truth day. A Shirley Chisholm day. I'm just saying.
I love that there was a Shirley Chisholm reference made.
1969-1983: Conyers & Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) reintroduce legislation for a holiday in every single session of the House—for15 ys.
Here’s a few lesser-known facts: 1 of 3: King is one of three people to have a federal holiday in his honor, according to USA.gov. The other two individuals with the recognition are George Washington and Christopher Columbus. Although the holiday celebrates King’s birthday, which is Jan. 15, MLK Day is considered a floating holiday, and is always observed on the third Monday of January. Passing the Time: The original bill to make King’s birthday a federal holiday was introduced to Congress days after his death, but it didn’t pass until 1983. At the time, those in office claimed the main argument against it was that King never held public office, and that making a federal holiday based on a private citizen would break tradition. Ronald Regan: In 1983, Ronald Reagan signed the bill making MLK Day a federal holiday, although many say it was under immense pressure. In 1986 the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed. According to Time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), voted against the bill in '83. ...
We shall, and will continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. However, in the spirit of his honor, I think he'd be appreciative that we also make sure we teach our kids those who lead the struggle before and after he did--unSung Civil Rights heroes and heroines: Medgar AND Myrlie Evers, Betty Shabazz (wife of Malcolm X), Coretta Scott, Hosea Williams, Congressman John Lewis, Bayard Rustin, A. Phillip Randolph, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Joseph Lowery. Who am I missing?
Why do we care if Lance apologizes? Our deranged, pseudo-Christian pop culture demanded a performance of repentance Lance Armstrong couldn't deliver By Andrew O'Hehir 55 52 0 more Topics: Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong doping, Cycling, Bicycling, christ, Christianity, Religion, Confessionalism, apol, Life News, News Maybe the right-wingers are correct after all about America being a Christian nation — but not quite in the way they think. One conclusion I draw from the sordid tale of Lance Armstrong and his failed attempt at public confession is that we still have the form and symbolism of public religious ritual in this country, even when we’re not aware of it. It’s like we still have the exoskeleton of Christianity around us, but the creature that once lived inside it died long ago and has been eaten by ants. A century after Max Weber identified the “Protestant ethic” at our nation’s moral spine, America has become a smorgasbord of cultures and faiths, where organized religion is fading fas ...
time for my nap.I posted this before on MLK DAY.but will put it out again. His friend, Ralph Abernathy, noticed that Martin twiched.right before his amazing speech, he stopped twitching.He told Ralph that he knew was going to killed, and that caused the twitch. But he was no longer feared death. with schooling we cannot leave out "The Autobiography of MalcomX" and his transitions while in jail. The curriculum that our Mayor, who does lean to the left and *** teachers, bo. He has made a terrible mistake about evaluating teachers, Mike, gimme a break.you are smarter than that.and letting down our children.they have had enough trauma with Sandy.there are so many inspiring black women from Lena Horne, Shirley Chisholm (you might not know her, politician, Judith Jamison.playwright, Nztotake Shange."For Colored Girls only when the Rainbow is enough"-we need teachers who will learn the history of Afro-Americans and it should be taught like any other American group.thanks for letting me put so much. Thanks ...
Geraldine Ferraro blazed a trail but so did Shirley Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm ..get Steve to make this for your grandies ... sooo cool aye?
as one is discriminated against...all are discriminated against.My home state LOUISIANA, the politicians' (male of course then) ran like scalded dogs away from ratification... 99% MYSGONISTS/PATRIARCHY ~~ ITS TIME ~~~
Njoyed that visit wit cuz Tia Out'Spoken Barber an Shellan ( Shirley Chisholm) luv y'all
Shirley Chisholm, Alice Paul, Eleanor Roosevelt... All supported the ERA. Please add your name to the petition and then share with your friends and colleagues. Thanks!
She is awesome...she reminds me of Shirley Chisholm
Laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws to perpetuate injustice through inaction. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
Watch the January 17 Daily Show with John Stewart to see the hypocrisy in politics on the right.
Shirley Chisholm-"I have been far oftener discriminated against because I am a woman than because I am black."...
Who was the first African woman to be elected into Congress? Hint: She wad the first woman to run for the democratic presidential n nomination.
Don't forget Shirley Chisholm. These words are powerful.
I'm rising up today with the determination of Shirley Chisholm!
My first vote was for Shirley Chisholm, not my last!!!
Do you remember Shirley Chisholm? I do. Awesome American and powerful woman.
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Reagan is the pres, but I voted for Shirley Chisholm.
The thing to try when all else fails is again. ~Shirley Chisholm
You got to excel because excellence reap rewards. —Shirley Chisholm
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