Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shola Lynch

Shola Lynch documents the excitement and promise that accompanied the (unsuccessful) presidential campaign of New York City congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2005). The documentary has exciting archival footage as well as insightful interviews with key figures of the 1972 Democratic primaries and convention, including Chisholm herself (above). Both the African American establishment and the feminist movement seemed threatened by Chisholm, who herself never seemed to have any doubts that she'd make a great president.
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