Who is the Great Shirley Chrisholm LARGE PRINT: First African American Woman to be Elected To Congress

Who is the Great Shirley Chrisholm LARGE PRINT: First African American Woman to be Elected To Congress

by America Selby

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This dynamic story details the life and times of an amazing woman. In order to fully understand her life, it is important to see three things. The first was that she was too bright for her time. The second was that she was too revolutionary for her time. The third and final was that she was too vocal for her time. But amongst the sorrows of the Great Depression, she chose to stand up and make a statement for her rights. Against all odds she stood up on her own two feet and proclaimed that her input was valid. She is a light in a dark world. This is the story of Shirley Chisholm. Throughout her life she faces the evils of her time; racism, gender discrimination, and general unrest. Even with these momentous forces blocking her way, Shirley Chisholm refused to give up. She strove to achieve things that no one had ever done before. With this outlook on life Shirley Chisholm went on to become the first African-American Congresswoman in the year 1968. Not stopping there, Shirley Chisholm strove to become the first African-American major political party member to run for presidential election. Her origins as a young girl in Brooklyn gave her a determination to be the best at what she did. With her birth in one of the poorest regions in New York at the time and her upbringing amongst the British students in Barbados, she would rise quickly amidst the young, determined, and brilliant.
In this way, Shirley Chisholm continues to be an amazing role model. By never giving up she fought the darkest battles of her time. The powers of the world around her could not stand in the way of her unceasing determination. The world needs more women like Shirley Chisholm. This story will lead you through her life and hopefully will inspire you to follow in her footsteps. If she was to walk up to you on the street tomorrow, would you be ready to take your fate in your own hands? Find your dreams, girls. And never, ever, let anything stand in the way of attaining them. Become women like Shirley Chisholm, and the many who stand, rarely mentioned, in the proud ranks of our history. Shirley Chisholm refused to back down, even when opposition from her own race arose at the declaration of her campaign. This must have been unbelievably hard for her to face, as she should not have had to face such a thing. Never give up, and never stop shining. For if you do, like Shirley Chisholm, you too can become a light in a dark world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539880226
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 76
Sales rank: 810,192
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.16(d)

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