Shirley Chisholm's Speech

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Did you know, before Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama there was Shirley Chisholm. Shirley Chisholm was an African American female congresswoman who ran for presidency in 1972, as a democrat. When she ran for presidency she didn’t run for the blacks or for females, she ran for the people of America. To be a social game changer implies that an individual must be an impact towards change and inspire others to change. Shirley Chisholm was an excellent congress person- she had a way with words and established herself as outspoken & was ready for change early in her 1st term. Her presidential campaign was unexpected & historic, and she spoke out for the equality for the people. On November 30, 1924, Shirley Anita St. Hill was born in Brooklyn, New…show more content…
Shirley had her way with words by speeches and speaking out her mind, she wasn 't shy to back off, she spoke for the people because she knew no one else would do it. In the speech Equality Rights For Women it says “... There is a calculated system of prejudice that lies unspoken behind that question. Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress... It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior. The happy little homemaker and the contented "old darkey" on the plantation were both produced by prejudice…”-Shirley Chisholm This means that she feel `uncomfortable that many people don’t accept females and black to do a certain job. In addition, this also proves that she is forthright when it comes to her speeches. Another example comes from Listen a speech from Howard University by Shirley ‘’While nothing is easy for the black man in America, neither is anything impossible. Like old man river, we are moving along and we will continue to move resolutely until our goal of unequivocal equality is attained. We must not be docile, we must not be resigned, nor must we be inwardly bitter. We must see
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