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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Shirley Chisholm dies at age 80 - Jan 3, 2005 - Unbought and Unbossed

CNN.com - Shirley Chisholm dies at age 80 - Jan 3, 2005: "'I ran for the Presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo,' Chisholm said in her book 'The Good Fight.' 'The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is 'not ready' to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start.'"

That's something to think about as we all work towards nominating and electing someone that at one time many people would have thought the country was 'not ready' for.

For those younger people who don't know who Shirley Chisolm was, you shold find out. For those who do, take a moment to remember those who have been fighting the fight in previous generations. The movement of today didn't start just during this previous election season, the social movements of the 60s didn't start then, the labor movement of the 1930s didn't start during the great depression, and the populist movements didn't start just in the 1880s. We always must take time to remember those who came before.

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The above is from the amazing site "4president.org." If you are interested in previous candidates for president and political history at all, just take some time and check it out.


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