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Shirley Chisholm Once Said...
"I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself."

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Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
About Unbought and Unbossed

Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and sets the stage for her trailblazing bid to be the first woman and first African-American President of the United States. By daring to be herself, Shirley Chisholm shows us how she forever changed the status quo.

Out of print for 40 years, this book is the definitive account of Shirley Chisholm’s life and opinions leading up to her unprecedented Presidential run. This expanded edition digs deeper into her impact on today and tomorrow’s world and is the first biography of her to be released in over 35 years.