Fearless. Fierce. First.

Shirley tells the story of the first Black congresswoman, political icon Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run for president. It chronicles her audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign.



Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first Black Congresswoman – and the first Black woman ever – to run in a major party for President of the United States. As a Congresswoman, she championed progress for domestic workers, students, women, and people of color. Learn more about her pioneering achievements and the impact they have on our society today.

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Shirley Chisholm was a trailblazer in American politics who not only championed racial gender and equality, but also advocated for the rights of the impoverished across the US and internationally.

In light of Shirley’s centennial, help us honor her work and legacy by asking your representatives to award her a Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest expression of national gratitude for distinguished service and achievements.

By enshrining her legacy in key institutions, current and future generations can learn from her leadership. 

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