Shirley Chisholm 1924-2005
Seeing this photo made me cry a little. Too few people remember "Fighting Shirley Chisholm--Unbought and Unbossed," the fact that she co-founded NOW, had an all-female staff, ran for president, and was an early proponent of state aid to day-care centers. With everyone in the Democratic party abandoning women in their flight to the center these days, she stands tall for her principles and her courage.
What a loss.
"My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn't always discuss for reasons of political expediency." -- Shirley Chisholm