Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics
Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics by Anastasia “Stacy”Curwood ’96 tells the story of Shirley Chisholm, who shook up New York and national politics by becoming the first African American congresswoman and, later, the first Black major-party presidential candidate. Chisholm left an indelible mark as an “unbought and unbossed” firebrand and a leader in politics for meaningful change. Centering Black girls and women in the movement, she sought to transform political power into a broadly democratic force.
Curwood interweaves Chisholm’s public image, political commitments, and private experiences and suggests new ways of understanding the social movements of Chisholm’s time and the opportunities she forged for herself through multicultural, multigenerational, and cross-gender coalition building. (University of North Carolina Press, 2023)