Film #3 of Scavenger Hunt 42
Task 19: A documentary about a woman or women
Well made documentary about an inspiring woman. Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress (representing a district in New York City) and, as chronicled in this documentary, the first African American to run for a major party's nomination for the candidacy of President of the United States.
What's really sad is this is the first time I'm truly learning about her. She was a courageous, admirable woman who opened doors and paved the way for future politicians. Sadly, the people from that election I'd heard of are only McGovern, Humphrey and Wallace -- and I'm a pretty well-educated person (spoiler, I have two BAs, an MA and an MS). We've really got to start doing better.