Shirley Chisholm, by Anastasia C. Curwood

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Leading the way for AOC and The Squad, Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) was elected by Brooklyn voters in 1968 as the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Just three years later she sought to become the first Black presidential candidate nominated by a major political party. With this compelling biography, Curwood shows how Chisholm's vision--which included advocating for minimum wage improvements, passing the ERA, boycotting apartheid South Africa, partnering with LGBTQ and Native American activists--formulated what we now call intersectionality--just one of the many reasons she should be celebrated as the true political heroine she was.



Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics By Anastasia C. Curwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469671178
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - January 10th, 2023