Leid Stories—Breaking Rules: Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Bid—02.16.17

Her historic 1972 presidential bid—the first for an African-American woman from a major party—all at once presented Shirley Chisholm, a congresswoman from Brooklyn, with a multitude of challenges, both within the Democratic Party and outside it.

In a speech at UCLA that election year, Chisholm discussed the barriers she had to overcome in life and in her professional and political career, why voters should take a new attitude to political involvement

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