• Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 61 other followers

  • Archives

  • Listen to internet radio with Women On The Move on Blog Talk Radio Join us every Wednesday evening at 7pm eastern time for the Round Table of Five Women with Distinct Views Discussing Current Events - Sparks Will Fly!
  • Great Prices.  Brand Names.
  • Focus on Today’s Woman

    Patricia Rossi is America’s etiquette and protocol coach, with over 20 years experience in business etiquette and protocol training.

    Think you are a polished professional? Test your etiquette knowledge and learn how your actions may be sending the right or wrong signals. Patricia Rossi’s “Manners Minute” TV segments air weekly on NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC and other affiliates throughout the U.S. Patricia is a sought after etiquette coach, consultant, public speaker, columnist, television and radio personality. Her focus is on kindness as opposed to formality, Relationship...not rules. Her seminars on social and professional protocol are engaging and shed new light on modern manners from business leaders, professional athletes, children and young adults in real life situations. Learn more at PatriciaRossi.com. If you live in the Tampa area, check out her classes.
  • Recent Comments

    Pearl on FROM THE VAULT 1984: Mississip…
    Johnnyot on FROM THE VAULT: April 19, 1967…
    Olen on FROM THE VAULT 1984: Mississip…

“Unbought and Unbossed” – The Story of Shirley Chisholm

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.” – Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

She hired only women in her congressional office, 50% were white. She once said, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wea…rs a skirt.” In 1972, she became the first women to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against George McGovern. She had a diverse base, but knew she would most likely lose. She didn’t do it to win the presidential election. “Chisholm said she ran for the office “in spite of hopeless odds… to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”‘

She wrote two books, “Unbought and Unbossed” and “The Good Fight.” She once said that being a women put more obstacles in her way than being black and in a Peabody Award winning documentary, Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed chronicling her race for the White House she says, “When I die, I want to be remembered as a woman who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst for change. I don’t want be remembered as the first black women who went to congress, and I don’t even want to be remembered as the first women who happen to be black to make a bid for the presidency. I want to be remembered as a women who fought for change in the twentieth century. That’s what I want.”

I remember her. I wish I could have voted for her.

Share

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: