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Shirley Chisholm declares Presidential bid - January 25, 1972

by Matt Delmont

Announcing her candidacy, Chisholm said, "I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am Black and proud. I am not the candidate of the Women's Movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that. I am not the candidate of any political bosses or special interests...I stand before you today to repudiate the ridiculous notion that the American people will not vote for a qualified candidate simply because he is not white or because she is not a male. I do not believe that, in 1972, the great majority of Americans harbor such narrow and petty prejudices."

Shirley Chisholm declares Presidential bid - January 25, 1972

Shirley Chisholm declares Presidential bid - January 25, 1972

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