Shirley Chisholm

I’m sad. NPR did a great story with excerpts of her speech announcing her bid for the democratic nomination for the presidency, 1972 election. She was a hot ticket!
Shirley Chisholm dies at 80 (L.A. Times)
In the NYTimes article today: “Our representative democracy is not working,” she wrote in a 1970 book that borrowed her campaign slogan as its title, “because the Congress that is supposed to represent the voters does not respond to their needs. I believe the chief reason for this is that it is ruled by a small group of old men.”

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