Shirley Chisholm

Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

Tuesday Jul 19, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

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This compelling documentary examines the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek a presidential nomination. Following Chisholm from her candidacy announcement through her historic speech in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, this film about a champion of marginalized Americans illuminates Chisholm’s groundbreaking initiative as well as political and social currents still very much alive today. (2004, dir. Shola Lynch, 77 min.) 

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