Shirley Remembered

Readers of this blog already know of my fondness for Shirley Chisholm.  I recently delivered an address on the meaning of the Obama election in which I made not one, not two, but three sidetracks to discuss her 1972 campaign.  Whenever I need some entertaining, inspiring, and dead-one political analysis of race in the U.S. I know I can always turn to a section or two of her wonderful biography Unbought and Unbossed.  Ah, Sister Shirley!

NPR remembers Chisholm in this short but good piece.  Chisholm was also recently remembered by Congress.  That story can be found here.

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If this remembrance gets you interested, pick up Unbought & Unbossed or The Good Fight, her two books, at your local library.  The DVD of the award-nominated documentary of her 1972 run for the White House, Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed is available at various places online, too.

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