Shirley Anita Chisholm January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981 was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1969 and was re-elected six times until she retired in 1983. While in office, she spoke out for civil rights and women’s rights, advocated for the poor, and opposed the Vietnam War. In 1972, she was the first African American person to run for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States. In 2015, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Chisholm wrote the autobiographical works Unbought and Unbossed(1970) and The Good Fight (1973).
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Information about the book, Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress: the Nonfiction, Hardcover, by Alicia D. Williams (Anne Schwartz Books, Jun 01, 2021) #readingblack
Shirley Chisholm was a natural-born fighter. She didn’t like to be bossed and she wanted things to be fair. Brooklyn-born Shirley Chisholm was smart and ambitious. She poured her energy into whatever she did—from teaching young children to becoming Brooklyn’s first Black assemblywoman.
A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 was the first Black candidate from a major political party (the Democratic party) to run for the United States presidency. An afterword with additional information, photographs, and source lists are included
Information about the book, Shirley Chisholm: Teacher and Congresswoman (Contemporary Women Series): the Nonfiction, Hardcover, by Catherine Scheader (Enslow Publishing, Apr 01, 1990) #readingblack