Quote of the Day: Shirley Chisholm on Her Candidacy

The politician describing herself as a political leader.

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Shirley Chisholm

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You can read this quote by Shirley Chisholm, which she used as her 1967 campaign slogan, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Chisholm here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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