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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Ronald Dellums
  • Susan Brownmiller
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Reverend Walter Fauntroy and
  • Octavia Butler
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she's supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures are frenzied, fierce, and fundamentally right on!

Featuring stirring archival footage, period music, interviews with supporters, opponents and observers, and Chisholm's own commentary — then and now — "CHISHOLM '72" is a remarkable recollection of a campaign that broke new ground in politics, and truly reached out to 'the people.'