The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Ronald Dellums
  • Susan Brownmiller
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Reverend Walter Fauntroy and
  • Octavia Butler
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she's supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures are frenzied, fierce, and fundamentally right on!

Featuring stirring archival footage, period music, interviews with supporters, opponents and observers, and Chisholm's own commentary — then and now — "CHISHOLM '72" is a remarkable recollection of a campaign that broke new ground in politics, and truly reached out to 'the people.'


Keith said...

I'd love to see this. I always greatly admired her.

Anonymous said...

oh! i got this at big lots! (used to be pic n save on the west coast) for 3 dollars! wonderful piece of modern history. should be required in all schools...i see how she helped barrack get where he is today, but doing what she did way back women are truly phenomenal!

Visit the Museum of Black Cult Cinema for additional information and digital media.