What does it mean to be involved? How can we make a difference in the lives of those who depend on us, and in the lives of those who seek only to have a voice? Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, asked these questions. In addition to being the first African-American woman elected to Congress, she also ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1972.
Her 'Unbought and Unbossed' campaign, while unsuccessful stands as a challenge to those who would sacrifice ideals for power, and stands even now as an example for those women and African-Americans who would follow in her footsteps.
Check out this excellent video about her experiences as a legislator and candidate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia2ngZgo17U
PPT Slide for Shirley Chisholm