Waging "The Good Fight": The Political Career of Shirley Chisholm, 1953-1982

@article{Gallagher2007WagingG,
  title={Waging "The Good Fight": The Political Career of Shirley Chisholm, 1953-1982},
  author={J. Gallagher},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2007},
  volume={92},
  pages={392 - 416}
}
  • J. Gallagher
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of African American History
  • "I will fight until I can't fight anymore. I don't mind the challenge," Shirley Chisholm boldly declared after her historic victory in 1968 over James Farmer, former head of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). (1) Taking a momentous step, she advanced from the New York State Assembly to become the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. Chisholm hailed from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, one of the poorest urban districts in the nation. She was a… CONTINUE READING
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