2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm

A feature film. A monument. Tattoos in her honor. People looking for a hero have found one in this one-woman precursor to today’s progressive politics.

The New York Times
Jul 8 · 6 min read
Representative Shirley Chisholm announcing her bid for the United States presidency on Jan. 25, 1972, at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Photo: Don Hogan Charles/New York Times Co./Getty Images

By Jennifer Steinhauer

Shirley Chisholm stares out from the side of a dozen coffee mugs these days, her epochal glasses, brocade…

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