Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed

"Our goal was to make a documentary as passionate and powerful as Chisholm herself. Her story is an important reminder of the power of a dedicated individual to make a difference. It also reminds us that the country belongs to each of us only if we dare to claim our place in it."  Shola Lynch, Director and Co-producer 

Chisholm '72In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she's supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures are frenzied, fierce and fundamentally right on! 

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A look at the first woman and African American to run for president.
Chisholm '72: Filmmaker Interview with Shola Lynch

Chisholm '72: Filmmaker Interview with Shola Lynch

Filmmaker Shola Lynch talks about her 2005 POV film, Chisholm ’72.

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