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Unbought and Unbossed - 1970 - Hardcover - Former Library Book

In 1968 Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to be elected to the Congress of the United States. She won this unique designation the hard way - against the odds of her race and sex, and against all the ground rules of the political game. This is Mrs. Chisholm's own story of how she got there and how she assess her role as a black woman in politics.

Her story begins with a sharply perceived self portrait of growing up in Brooklyn where her Barbadian parents, long on discipline but strong on love, survived the depths of depression poverty to give their children college educations. It was during these formative years that her nascent racial awareness gathered into a resolve to do something concrete for the black community. 

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