Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Shirley Chisholm

(b. Nov. 30, 1924) The first African American to run for President of the United States (and female too). At the time, 1972, she had campaign portraits with her picture that just read, "Outrageous!"

Fittingly, last Friday was the same day that I saw John Waters' Christmas Show at Lupo's. Recently he has talked about voting for Chisholm twice in the '72 election. That is right, he felt that she needed the votes so badly that he was willing to commit voter fraud to give them to her. I love that story and I love her - a trailblazer and a voice for the poor.

Shirley Chisholm (strong and proud):

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