How Did Shirley Chisholm, the First African American Woman Elected to the United States Congress, Advance an Inclusive Feminist Politics in the 1960s and 1970s?



   Shirley Chisholm advanced an inclusive feminist politics in the 1960s and 1970s through the legislation she proposed in the New York State Assembly and the U.S. Congress, the public statements she made, including during her 1972 Democratic Presidential primary campaign, and through the organizations she joined or help found, including the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL), and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC).


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