11. Equality by Chisholm

11. Equality by Chisholm - Shirley Chisholm, "For the...

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Shirley Chisholm, "For the Equal Rights Amendment" (1970) Shirley Chisholm was the firs black woman to serve in Congress. After graduating from university, she became very politically active with her ties with the Democratic Party and developed a reputation as a liberal person who challenged the traditional views upon African Americas, women, and those in poverty. She was also very involved in organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the Seventeenth Assembly District Democratic Club. After serving in the state assembly of New York, she decided to run for Congress. In Congress, she protested the money wasted on the Vietnam War, saying that it should be rightfully spent on welfare programs. Chisholm also advocated women’s rights and supported a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion or not. As a strong women’s rights activist, Chisholm exclaimed that discrimination became so popular that some people even think that it was a natural right to distinguish the sexes. The argument that an amendment wont solve the prejudice is a weak on since
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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11. Equality by Chisholm - Shirley Chisholm, "For the...

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