Chisholm Summary

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Back in 1972, Chisholm became the first African-American to run for U.S presidency. Winslow offers valuable perspective of a woman who has faced challenges of race and sex, yet still managed to push the agenda for social justice in her long political career. Having been used to hard work and being brought and grown up in Barbados and Brooklyn, she retained the perspective of an immigrant of hard work to spearhead advancement. She worked earnestly at Brooklyn College. Additionally, she worked herself around in local politics and managed to develop strong power bases in women’s organizations and clubs. These power bases would later see her through elections. Her outspokenness and sharp political pragmatism would later throw her out of favor with the mainstream black nationalists, feminists, and Democrats. She developed “unbought and …show more content…

Education, health and pay for work done are essential in opening avenues in life. I find it very essential that campaign for universal access to this valuable asset in life was done by Chisholm and that at some point this call was heeded. Her employment of useful strategy and appeal to women groups was in itself spectacular. Again, I admire the great work of skill of plan and elegance of speech with which she was able to meet and triumph over her opposition as she championed this worthy course. Many who received education as a result of crusades by Chisholm, no doubt owe her a debt of gratitude, for the benefits of education so attained are immense. In fact, the three key issues Chisholm are integrated and connected. Acquisition of one would in return lead to another. Essentially, attainment of education would eventually lead to the attainment of the other two. Finally, Chisholm must be honored for a strong foundation and a rich legacy she leaves behind for groups that were earlier discriminated against in terms of acquisition of

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