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Shirley Chisholm and the Style of Multicultural Democracy

Tammy L. Brown

in City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462265
eISBN:
9781626746435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Barbadian-American politician Shirley Chisholm leveraged her immigrant cultural identity to gain constituents among Brooklyn’s polyglot immigrant communities during her campaign for Congress in the ... More


On the Shirley Chisholm Trail in the 1960s and 1970s

Julie A. Gallagher

in Black Women and Politics in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036965
eISBN:
9780252094101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Shirley Chisholm's political career as part of this longer history of African American women in New York City politics. The first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, ... More


Form It! Call a Meeting!: Building a Black Feminist Movement, 1971–1980

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s leadership in creating a black feminist movement to challenge the critical linkages between all forms of oppression, especially racism and sexism. By 1972, while ... More


Chisholm ’72: Toward a Theory of Symbolic Empowerment

Evelyn M. Simien

in Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199314171
eISBN:
9780190275099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314171.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 details the process by which Chisholm went from Black female lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives to presidential hopeful. The goal of this chapter is threefold: (1) to advance a ... More


The Forgotten Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Race versus Gender in the 2008 Democratic Primaries

Tera W. Hunter

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter sets up the basic dilemma of the Democratic primary contest: how would the competition between an African American man and a white woman affect the liberal coalition of African ... More


Clash of Ideas

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolutionary forces within black politics that paved the way for Barack Obama's ascendency to the White House. It begins by revisiting the campaigns of Shirley Chisholm and ... More


Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the activism and theories of the black feminist lawyer Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) by focusing specifically on her influence on the Black Power and feminist movements. ... More


City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Wayne Dawkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927–2002), a ... More


Absorbed Her Wisdom and Her Wit: Creating the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1967–1968

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s crucial leadership role within the nascent feminist movement. The New York City chapter of NOW, which was the largest and most active in the organization, included ... More


Conclusion

Julie A. Gallagher

in Black Women and Politics in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036965
eISBN:
9780252094101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter recounts the great strides made by African American women in the United States between the 1910s and the 1970s and discusses their progress in more recent years, such as the ... More


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