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A seat at the table : the life and times of Shirley Chisholm  Cover Image Book Book

A seat at the table : the life and times of Shirley Chisholm / Drs. Glenn L. Starks and F. Erik Brooks


"Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was both the first African American woman elected to the US Congress and the first African American woman of a major political party to make a serious run for president of the United States. Though her run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination may not have ended in victory, it was successful in forging a grassroots campaign that united diverse Americans behind a candidate who championed their collective interests and that laid the groundwork for change then, now, and in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1641609265
  • ISBN: 9781641609265
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2024]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chisholm's early life -- Getting into and out of politics -- Getting back into politics and the New York state legislature -- Running for congress -- Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm -- Shirley Chisholm's legislative focus -- Opposition for the White House -- On the campaign trail -- Back in congress -- Chisholm's final years in college -- Life after congress -- The legacy of Shirley Chisholm.
Subject: Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005.
African American legislators > United States > Biography.
Women legislators > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Presidential candidates > United States > Biography.
United States. Congress. House > Biography.
Teachers > United States > Biography.
Parlementaires noirs américains > États-Unis > Biographies.
Femmes parlementaires > États-Unis > Biographies.
Noires américaines > Biographies.
Enseignants > États-Unis > Biographies.
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005
United States. Congress. House
African Americans
Presidential candidates
United States
Genre: Biography

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