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Shirley Chisholm For President

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CATALYST FOR CHANGE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM FOR PRESIDENT
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“Catalyst for change” was one of the slogans during Shirley Chisholm’s presidential run in 1972; she was the first black major-party candidate to run for President of the United States. Chisholm was also the first black woman to run for and win a seat in Congress, which she did in 1968 after serving for four years in the New York state assembly. Chisholm’s most famous slogan was: “Shirley Chisholm – unbought and unbossed.” Ultimately, Chisholm won 151 delegates, but lost to Senator George McGovern. She went on to serve ten more years and retired in 1982 after seven terms in Congress. Over the course of her career, Chisholm had a significant impact on anti-poverty and education reform and was a founding member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Women’s Political Caucus.

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Shirley Chisholm – Catalyst For Change. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://museumofuncutfunk.com/2009/05/27/shirley-chisholm-catalyst-for-c....

Shirley Chisholm for President. (n.d.). Retrieved from: https://nmaahc.si.edu/shirley-chisholm-president

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