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‘Unbought and Unbossed’: How Shirley Chisholm Helped Paved the Path for Kamala Harris Nearly Five Decades Ago | VOGUE

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‘Unbought and Unbossed’: How Shirley Chisholm Helped Paved the Path for Kamala Harris Nearly Five Decades Ago | VOGUE

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By Stuart Emmrich, VOGUE

Forty-eight years ago this summer, at the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, a Black woman made history. The name of Shirley Chisholm, a 47-year-old congresswoman from New York, was placed into nomination for president of the United States. She collected 152 delegate votes, roughly 10% of the total cast, becoming the first Black woman ever awarded presidential delegates at a major party national convention.

Chisholm did not win, of course. The nomination instead went to George McGovern, who was later beaten in a landslide by Richard M. Nixon.

But before there was Kamala Harris, and even before there was Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm.

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