Shirley Chisholm Analysis

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Shirley Chisholm was a crucial figure in Black politics, and the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She defeated civil rights leader James Farmer on November 5, 1968, and served 7 terms in the House of Representatives till 1982. Also, she was the first woman and person of color to run for President. Chisholm is a model of independence and honesty and has championed several issues including civil rights, aid for the poor, and women 's rights. The DVD Chisolm ‘72’ transfers awareness about the past and difficulties of being black, bright, and a woman in the manipulative business of U.S. politics. Also, it (Chisholm’72) acquaints to the intelligent viewer the continuous need for leadership in the poor and minority segments…show more content…
My interest was probably motivated by the slim chance of her being elected president, and my similar gamble of being a success; especially, in sports which looked as difficult as her becoming President. Also, her documentary film reminded me of how old I am, and has me anticipative about my future well-being; furthermore, in mind to stay flexible and possess an open mind. I was mostly apprehensive about the film, being white an all, and pondered both sides of that little (small) guy humor; moreover, the unappreciative status of it. Being the little guy of sorts, Shirley Chisholm seemed to be a plus for her profession possessing an attractive/infectious voice that inspired determination; also, her humorous female status contrasted well with the other political personalities happening at that time; such as, the Black Panthers. Nevertheless in afterthought of that time period, one can see we’re all dreamers an arenas apart from each other, and for that purpose space and the chance to grow suggests more than just work, rather an understanding of the needs of all people. Over-all I liked the film because I can recall those news stories, back then (the sit-ins, protests and marches)they seemed something to joke about and secretively against the black people. Again, after watching Chisholm’72, and the efforts of Shirley; alongside, her colorful reprehensive minority Dream, I say, whew, more power…show more content…
She developed an interest in politics, learned fund-raising, and found a way to voice her opinions about economic and social structures in a rapidly changing nation. She became politically active with the Democratic Party and quickly developed a reputation as a person who challenged the traditional roles of women, African Americans, and the poor. In 1964 Chisholm was elected to the New York State Assembly and in 1968 became a member of Congress, Chisholm attempted to focus her attention on the needs of her constituents (the voters she represented). She served on several House committees including Agriculture, Veterans ' Affairs, Rules and Education, and Labor. Also, as the Vietnam War (1955–75) raged overseas, Chisholm protested the amount of money being spent for the defense budget while social programs suffered. The Vietnam War was a conflict in which South Vietnam, supported by the United States, was fighting against a takeover by the Communist government of North Vietnam. Chisholm argued that money should not be spent for war while many Americans were hungry, poorly educated, and without adequate housing. From 1983 to 1987 Chisholm served as a professor at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where she taught politics and women 's studies. On January 1, 2005 she died in Florida, and she was a plus for the Civil Rights
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