The Chisholm Project

A repository of women's grassroots social activism in Brooklyn since 1945

Before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton There Was Shirley Chisholm

Barack Obama’s historic win in 2008 may not have happened had Shirley Chisholm not run for presidency herself 44 years ago. Hillary Clinton may not have had a chance to be the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the highest office if Shirley Chisholm hadn’t stood up.


Watch Director of The Shirley Chisholm Zinga A. Fraser, PhD on BBC World News Africa look back at the woman who began it all.



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