Shirley Chisholm was the first African American to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Faced with opposition from established politicos and the media, this documentary showcases the tenacity of Chisholm who remained unbought and unbossed throughout her campaign. In collaboration with Women In Islam, Inc., join us for a screening of Chisholm ‘72 – Unbought & Unbossed , and a talkback with director Shola Lynch, Curator of our Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division, and Dr. Niambi Carter, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University and co-author of Gender and Black Presidential Politics: From Chisholm to Moseley-Braun.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
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