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!
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.