On January 25, 1972 Shirley Chisholm made the historic announcement of her presidency. She was the first African American and the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the US. In celebration, The Shirley Chisholm Project will be hosting a 40th anniversary conference on March 29, 2012.

Conference information can be found here.

Video: Courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com

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