Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed
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July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us in recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land, born and raised in the Bronx. Following Chisholm’s shunning by the political establishment and the media, her challenge to the status quo and her message about exercising the right to vote struck many. There is period footage and music, interviews with supporters, opponents, observers, and Chisholm’s own commentary all illuminate her groundbreaking initiative, as well as political and social currents still very much alive today.