Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Shirley Chisholm

 I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself.

2 comments to Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Shirley Chisholm

  • itsmeak

    I always respected Chisholm for campaigning and going ahead and aiming for the presidency without waiting for black, white or any other people to tell her 'when the right or appropriate time would be to do that'. She didn't sit back and wait for people like Thatcher in the UK to catch on to the same kind of idea either, Shirley Chisholm ran without caring what anyone else thought.