Shirley Chisholm


Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for president Thomas J. O'Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports, donated to Library of Congress/Public domain

From her college years, Chisolm was politically active. Her drive and desire to make positive change led her to many political firsts, including being the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

Tracy's Research:

  • Winslow, Barbara. “Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change.” Westview Press. 2014.
  • Landers, Jackson. “’Unbought And Unbossed:’ When a Black Woman Ran for the White House.” Smithsonian. 4/25/2016. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/unbought-and-unbossed-when-black-woman-ran-for-the-white-house-180958699/
  • Swarns, Rachel L. et al. “Shirley Chisholm, Political Pioneer and Census Taker.” Unpublished Black History. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/national/unpublished-black-history
  • U.S. House of Representatives. “Chisholm, Shirley Anita.” http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/C/CHISHOLM,-Shirley-Anita-(C000371)/
  • Gallagher, Julie. “Waging "The Good Fight": The Political Career of Shirley Chisholm, 1953-1982.” The Journal of African American History, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Summer, 2007). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/20064206
  • Chisholm, Shirley. “The White Press: Racist and Sexist.” The Black Scholar, Vol. 5, No. 1, BLACK MEDIA I (September 1973). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41065600
  • Lynch, Shola, director. “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed.” Realside Productions. 2004.
  • U.S. House of Representatives. “Mink, Patsy Takemoto.” History, Art & Archives. http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/M/MINK,-Patsy-Takemoto-(M000797)/
  • Curwood, Anastasia C. “Black Feminism on Capitol Hill: Shirley Chisholm and Movement Politics, 1968-1984.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. 13.1 (Spring 2015). http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A428183215/GPS?u=som&sid=GPS&xid=d5b8083d. Accessed 3 Oct. 2018

Topics in this Podcast: women, biographies, New York, black history, Caribbean history, 20th century, Politics