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Eleanor Bader’s Brooklyn Rail article on the Shirley Chisholm Project

Chisholm Center Uses History to Inspire Activism

Eleanor Bader, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2008

If you paid attention during presidential primary season, you might have been led to believe that Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the first African-American and woman to seek the U.S. presidency. In fact, this idea was put forward with mantra-like regularity. Of course, it was false.

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