Posted by Carolyn Classen
As part of Black History Month, the Black Women’s Task Force is sponsored a documentary about the late Congresswoman Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968, representing New York state’s 12th CD. She served for 7 terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972 she ran for U.S. President, and received 152 votes at the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida. Asian American Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink from Hawaii also ran in that 1972 race for President.
Documentary will be shown on Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at the YWCA on Bonita Ave, west of the I-10.