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Rated NR · 76 minutes · 2004


In 1972, when Shirley Chisholm, a brilliant black congresswoman from Brooklyn boldly bid for the presidency, women had barely made it out of the kitchen, and the Civil Rights Act was still new. But, here was eloquent, composed, audacious Shirley Chisholm -- not only the first black woman in Congress, but the first woman to run for the nation's highest office -- demanding that the body politic actually represent all the American people.

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Director: Shola Lynch
Producer: Phil Bertelsen and Shola Lynch
Cast: Shirley Chisholm, Amiri Baraka, Susan Brownmiller, Ronald V Dellums, Barbara Lee and Bobby Seale

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